The Most Inspiring Quotes That Will Improve Your Day, Maybe Your Life

These six women share what motivates them and pushes them to work harder and live better.

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To celebrate Women’s Day, we revisited some of the amazing women we’ve interviewed. Below you will see not only the most inspirational quotes, but also their stories. Or rather herstory. (Get it? Replace history with herstory?). Get ready to be inspired. It may change your perspective on fitness, your career and your life.

Meghan Markle on #yoga

“Even if I’m not in the mood to go, I never leave class regretting having gone. I always leave feeling sort of euphoric.”

More of Markle’s herstory.

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Dr. Roohi Qureshi on #takingchances

“My personality is a little bit impulsive, but before I jump, I calculate the risk. I think about what’s the worst that could happen, and if I can tolerate that risk if that happens. I feel that’s how you have to do things, to be able to take chances and move forward. But you can’t beat yourself up if you fail.” – Dr. Roohi Qureshi, founder of Leaves of Trees

More of Dr. Qureshi’s herstory.

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Tessa Virtue on #lifegoals

“The biggest lesson has been that there are no shortcuts. It’s just a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifice to get what you want.” – Tessa Virtue, Olympian and athlete

More of Virtue’s herstory.

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Brooke Burke-Charvet on #beauty

“Beauty for me comes from a very deep place. I want to take care of my skin and my body from the inside out because I look good when I feel good inside.” – Brooke Burke-Charvet, actress

More of Burke-Charvet’s herstory.

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Ruth Tal on #persistance

“Don’t give up’ is the best advice I’ve ever gotten, and that I’ve paid forward. In the early years, you’re working really hard and not quite paying yourself yet. Oftentimes you haven’t found the right staff to help you, and that’s very tough.” – Ruth Tal, founder and owner of Fresh Restaurants and Juice Bars

More of Tal’s herstory.

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Julia Grieve on #personaldevelopment

“ ‘If you’re not busy growing, you’re busy dying’ is the quote I live by. It’s either in a Bob Dylan song or I read it on a bathroom wall, but I use it all the time.” – Julia Grieve, founder of Preloved

More of Grieve’s herstory.