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12 Badass Quotes from Country’s Strongest Women

Moments of doubt, low self-esteem and insecurity can plague just about anyone. That's when a little dose of country music wisdom from some of the strongest women in the biz can pick you right up. From classic country to today, these female country stars are God-fearing, badass sources of funny quotes and worldly wisdom.

1. "Growing up is not being so dead-set on making everybody happy." - Reba McEntire

File Photo by: zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2012 5/15/12 Reba McEntire at the ABC Television Network Upfront. (NYC)

She's funny, multi-talented and doesn't take any sass. Remember when she had that television show "Reba"?

2. "I'm not just a big-haired redhead country singer who dresses flamboyantly, has this wicked sense of humor and wears rhinestones." -Naomi Judd

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, Naomi Judd poses at the Hero Dog Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Judd told "Good Morning America" in an interview broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, that she has been diagnosed with severe depression and spent time in psychiatric hospitals. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

She's so much more, but this list is a stellar start...

3. "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." -Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton arrives at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Dolly is the rainbow after the rain. She always has just the right thing to say for every occasion, as a songwriter and a source or meme-worthy motivational quotes.

4. "My idea is to push buttons first, scare off the people who are going to be scared off, and then the right people will like you for who you really are, and stay with you." -Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for female vocalist of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

This Texas star probably wins almost everyone over in the end.

5. "Not only do I know how to milk a cow, but I know how to herd a bunch of cows, too, which is a life skill that I think may come in handy someday." -Martina McBride

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Martina McBride arrives at the 13th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

And she can belt out a classic tune. This is why Martina McBride will always be a legend.

6. "My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em." -Loretta Lynn

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, singer Loretta Lynn poses in the press room during the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Newly discovered documents indicate country music legend Loretta Lynn is three years older than she has led people to believe, a change that undermines the story told in "Coal Miner's Daughter." (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Are there any lovelorn folks out there? Nashville legend Loretta Lynn is your woman.

7. "I don't spend time wondering what might be next; I just focus on trying to savor every day." -Trisha Yearwood

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Trisha Yearwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

She's full of wisdom, sunshine, and lots of amazing cooking advice. It doesn't hurt she's married to another country star who dishes out some amazing country songs.

8. "It sounds corny, but I've promised my inner child that never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else." -Wynonna Judd

Wynonna Judd of Wynonna & The Big Noise perform at the Pandora Discovery Den at the SXSW Station, during the South by Southwest Music Festival on Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

This quote is far from corny. Amen, sister!

9. "Boys, they can't take my refrigerator now. They'll never get my car now. I paid cash for 'em and they're mine, and I'm keepin' 'em!" -Patsy Cline

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Before Destiny's Child belted out "Independent Woman" in the early 2000s, there was Patsy Cline.

10. "Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on." -Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

She's a business mogul and arguably the most successful winner of American Idol. So, this country girl from Oklahoma knows what she's talking about.

11. "My mom was always saying: 'Be whatever you want to be but stick with it. Don't waiver. Don't change who you are for anybody.'" -Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert arrives at the 13th annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Lambert is all about the girl power and so are we! Be yourself...who cares what anyone else thinks?

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12. "I think beauty comes from within. If you're happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside."-Faith Hill


Faith Hill arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

This inspirational quote is always applicable to real life situations. Positivity is always a good idea and will help brighten up everyone around you.

This post was originally published on January 26, 2016. 

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