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Looking for inspiration? Take a look at these powerful motivational quotes from Celebrities, Influencers, Activists, Entrepreneurs, Writers, and Historical changemakers that have made our planet a better place to be.
Nelson Mandela – South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, statesman and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Taylor Swift – American singer-songwriter, and philanthropist.
Princess of Wales, Diana – Activist and Member of the British royal family.
Charlize Theron – South African Actress, Founder of The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.
Brené Brown – American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host.
Mahatma Gandhi – Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist.
Lady Gaga – American singer, songwriter, and actress, and Founder of The Born This Way Foundation.
Maya Angelou – American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
Brent Lindeque – Good Things Guy Founder.
Oprah Winfrey – American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist.
J.K Rowling – British author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter.
Lupita Nyong’o – Kenyan-Mexican actress.
Dolly Parton – American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, humanitarian and Founder of The Dollywood Foundation.
NiQi During – Cystic Fibrosis warrior from South Africa.
Marilyn Monroe – American actress, model, and singer.
Imtiaz Sooliman – Founder of The Gift of the Givers.
Lisa Ling – American journalist, television personality, and author.
Laverne Cox – American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate.
Martin Luther King – American Baptist minister and civil rights activist.
Adele – English singer and songwriter.
Barack Obama – American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States.
Britney Spears – American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. #FreeBritney
Shanaya The First – Cancer warrior from South Africa.
Marina Diamantis – Welsh singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.
Catherine Du Plooy – COO of crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy.
Billie Eilish – American singer and songwriter.
Trevor Noah – South African comedian, television host, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and Founder of The Trevor Noah Foundation.
Kacey Musgraves – American singer, songwriter and multi-instramentalist.
Romario Valentine – Ocean sole ambassador, eco-warrior, and artist from South Africa.
Helen Keller – American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer.
BTS – South Korean boy band.
Dutchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle – American member of the British royal family and a former actress.
Anne Frank – German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage.
Zanele Hlatshwayo – Mental Health advocate and Founder of Rise18.
Beyoncé Knowles – American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and Founder of The Survivor Foundation.
Theresa Pienaar – Co-founder of Porky’s People.
Rupaul – American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author.
Carina Crayton – Co-founder of The Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation.
Mother Teresa – Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.
Rihanna – Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, businesswoman, and Founder of Clara Lionel Foundation.
William Shakespeare – English playwright, poet, and actor.
Patricia Lewis – South African singer, actress and television presenter.
Kamala Harris – American politician and attorney who is the 49th vice president of the United States.
Henry Cock – Businessman and Mental Health advocate.
Queen Elizabeth II – Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
Miley Cyrus – American singer, songwriter, actress, and Founder of The Happy Hippie Foundation.
Tyler Leigh Vivier – Journalist for Good Things Guy.
Viola Davis – American actress and producer.
Shania Twain – Canadian singer and songwriter.
Mara Glennie – Founder & Director of TEARS Foundation.
Albert Einstein – German-born theoretical physicist.
Siya Kolisi – South African professional rugby union player and Founder of The Kolisi Foundation.
Chadwick Boseman – American actor and playwright.
Chelsea Handler – American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer and activist.
Desmond Tutu – South African Anglican cleric and theologian.
Leilani Kuter – Rape Activist and Founder of Yellow For Survivors.
Hillary Clinton – American politician, diplomat, lawyer, Co-founder of The Clinton Foundation, writer, and public speaker who served as the 67th United States secretary of state.
David Attenborough – English broadcaster and natural historian.
Harriet Tubman – American abolitionist and political activist.
Jacinda Ardern – 40th prime minister of New Zealand and as leader of the Labour Party.
Walt Disney – American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor, and film producer.
Jed Brady Thomas-Suckling – Cancer warrior from South Africa.
Ed Sheeran – English singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor.
Jill Ritchie – South African fundraiser and Director at Papillon Press & Consultancy.
Marie Curie – Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist.
Ariana Grande – American singer, actress and Founder of Orange Twins Rescue.
Elon Musk – South African born entrepreneur and business magnate.
Olivia Rodrigo – American actress, singer, and songwriter .
Rosa Parks – American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
Joshua Roos – Founder of Joshua’s Soup Kitchen in Gordon’s Bay, South Africa.
Eleanor Roosevelt – American political figure, diplomat and activist.
Angelina Jolie – American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
Pink – American singer and songwriter.
Helen Zille – South African politician.
Steve Jobs – American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor.
Madonna – American singer, songwriter, actress and Founder of Raising Malawi.
Nikkie De Jager – Dutch makeup artist and beauty vlogger. @NikkieTutorials
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – American actress, comedian, and producer.
Elizabeth Warren – American politician and former law professor who is the senior United States senator from Massachusetts.
Coco Chanel – French fashion designer and businesswoman.
Elton John – English singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and Founder of The Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry – Activist and Member of the British royal family.
Dua Lipa – English singer and songwriter.
Tina Fey – American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright.
Dr. Anthony Fauci – American physician-scientist and immunologist.
Katy Perry – American singer, songwriter, and television judge.
Lizzo – American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist.
Bronwyn Litkie – Founder of SA Women Fight Back, a South African organisation against Gender-based violence.
Florence Nightingale – English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing.
Jarette Petzer – Founder of #ImStaying and Move One Million.
Richard Branson – English business magnate, investor, author, and space tourist.
Kelly Clarkson – American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality.
Joanita Van Wyk – South African social media influencer. What is your favourite inspirational quote?
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