39 Inspirational quotes to empower women: The Breakthrough Loading 2023 collection

What makes a beautiful inspirational quote so … well, inspiring? 

Emotion. A beautiful symphony of emotions translated into language to strike a chord in our soul. A heartfelt sentiment set to words, sparking the comfort, inspiration, strength, or encouragement we need at that momentOur written companions holding our hands as we navigate the tricky twists and turns on our path through life.

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The Breakthrough Loading 2023 collection

The beauty of words has always inspired me. Collecting quotes, poetry, and lyrics has been a comforting hobby since my days as an emotional (hormonal?) tweenage girl. I spent countless hours studying the hidden messages in the angsty lyrics of my favorite bands, the bittersweet confessions of love in Shakespeare’s sonnets, and the infamous narratives of the classics. Even now, I find myself entranced when I stumble upon a phrase that moves me, cataloging this perfect combination of words to reflect upon later.

You will find evidence of my love for inspirational quotes interspersed throughout my articles, social media, and newsletters. Below is a collection of all the quotes that have graced the virtual pages of Breakthrough Loading in 2023. As we approach the end of another year, I can’t think of a better time for a little inspirational refresher to usher us into the new year. I hope these beautiful words inspire and empower you to create your best life in 2024.

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Create your best life

1. These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

Inspirational Quotes of 2023- Rumi

2. The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

Amelia Earhart

3. This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.

Taylor Swift

4. We have to start somewhere and influence change in whatever small way we can. Perhaps you as one person cannot change the world, but you can change your world.

Tara Brewster
Inspirational Quotes of 2023- Tara B Change your world

5. Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey MacKay

6. Life is a journey, not a destination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou

8. Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

Anne Lamott

9. Being human is not hard because you’re doing it wrong, it’s hard because you’re doing it right.

Glennon Doyle
Inspirational Quotes of 2023- Glennon Doyle

10. It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Agnes Repplier

11. Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life.’

Helen Exley

12. People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

13. We live far happier lives when we are generous in as many ways as possible.

Cathy Burnham Martin

14. Change doesn’t happen by accident. Change happens by action.

Tara Brewster
Inspirational Quotes of 2023- Tara B Change

15. It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.

Mother Teresa

16. I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.

Brené Brown

17. Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.

Katrina Mayer

18. Comparison will kill creativity… there is room in this world for all of us to do our art form… nobody does it with your voice, nobody does it with your experience, nobody does it with your insight.

Karen Walrond

19. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.

Brené Brown

20. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West
Inspirational Quotes of 2023- Mae Wst

21. A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.

Gina Carey

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Redefine Success

22. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

23. It’s never too late to begin.


24. Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons from the failure. So that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.

Maya Angelou
Inspirational Quotes of 2023- Maya Angelou

25. It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

Ellen DeGeneres

26. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

J.K. Rowling

27. Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

Michelle Obama

28. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe you can achieve.

Mary Kay Ash

29. I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time – but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was ‘productive.’ Time spent with my family and friends was never wasted.

Gretchen Rubin

30. Productivity is a measure of efficiency of a person completing a task. We often assume that productivity means getting more things done each day. Wrong. Productivity is getting important things done consistently. And no matter what you are working on, there are only a few things that are truly important.

James Clear
Inspirational Quotes of 2023- James Clear

31. If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.

Jen Welter

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Love your family and friends

32. Let’s not forget it’s you and me vs. the problem … Not you vs. me.

Steve Maraboli

33. Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.


34. If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.

Abigail Van Buren

35. It is important to regularly thank our children for sharing themselves with us.  We can thank them for the wealth of meaning they bring into our life. We can thank them for their wisdom, kindness, passion, spontaneity, and liveliness.

Shefali Tsabary

36. When it comes to sex, the most important six inches are the ones between the ears.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

37. Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than break. Believe the best rather than the worst.

Jane Wells, excerpt from “Marriage Advice,” 1886
Inspirational Quotes of 2023- Jane Wells

38. In many ways, the art of love is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

39. Happily ever after is not a fairy tale, it’s a choice.

Fawn Weaver

Do you have any beloved quotes? Did any of these speak to you today? Please share your favorites in the comments!

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