15 Inspirational Quotes from #girlswhocan

Toorak College
May 9, 2018 11:32:44 AM

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Throughout the month of May, Toorak College is celebrating those who dream big, aim high and embrace challenges and opportunities.  

Here is a collection of our favourite quotes from women who have inspired, empowered, ruled, challenged and motivated others.

We hope this collection offers a little inspiration to fuel your fire. Which one speaks to you?

On dreaming big…

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman 

On following your passion...

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” - Diane von Furstenberg 

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” - Golda Meir 

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.” – Maya Angelou

“If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” – Oprah

On being you…

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” - Arianna Huffington 

“Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.” - Bette Midler

On taking risks and making mistakes…

“If something doesn’t scare you a little, rarely is it worth doing.” - Alexia Vernon

“Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” - Arianna Huffington

“It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” - Emma Watson  

On not being afraid...

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else." Sara Blakely

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” Ayn Rand

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

Our #girlswhocan campaign celebrates the strong female role models in the Toorak College community.

Read the incredible stories of our past and present students here.

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