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Emma Watson is a true inspiration! At the age of 24, she was named a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, became the advocate for the UN's HeForShe campaign, and gave a passionate speech promoting gender equality. Now, at 25, the actress has become one of the leading feminists of our generation. It seems wherever she goes, she's dropping gems and breaking down stereotypes about gender, feminism, and body acceptance. 

Though it seems like the actress/humanitarian has got it all together, that hasn't always been the case, as she explained in this month's issue of Porter, saying, "[I've] spent more than half of my life pretending to be someone else. Now, at 25, for the first time in my life, I feel like I have a sense of self that I'm comfortable with."

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Watson's authenticity is refreshing and motivational. Here are some of her most inspiring quotes.