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9 Quotes From The 'Pretty Little Liars' Cast That Will Inspire You To Be Your Best Self

They're all so *~inspirational~*

We've all have bad days, weeks, sometimes even months -- but it's important to keep our heads high and focus on the positive. And when it comes to some much-needed inspo, look no further than the cast of "Pretty Little Liars."

Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario are more than just actresses, style icons and all-around beas. They're inspirational young women. And they've been extremely candid about their personal struggles with body image, confidence and relationships.

Here are some of their most inspirational quotes to help you shake off the negativity and live your best life.

  1. Troian Bellisario wants us to remember we're beautiful.
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    "Remember that you are young, beautiful, individual and unique and that is worth everything in this world." [Seventeen]

  2. Ashley Benson wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
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    "There will always be a new boy. Make sure people treat you with respect." [Seventeen]

  3. Lucy Hale on realizing your own self worth.
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    "Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth. Honestly, there are enough bad people out there in the world -- you don't need to be your own worst enemy." [Cosmopolitan]

  4. Shay Mitchell celebrates herself.
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    "When you look at yourself in the mirror, don't pinpoint the things that you aren't happy with. Appreciate what you were born with and acknowledge the fact that you are you, and that is something to celebrate." [Seventeen]

  5. Troian praises intelligence and creativity over external beauty.

    "So. Getting compliments is wonderful and everyone should feel beautiful in their own skin. But I get my hair and make up done professionally. For a job. That's not beauty. That’s make up it's a curling iron and hairspray. What’s beautiful is inside you. It’s your creativity. It’s your intelligence. Your empathy and your kindness to your fellow man. I could care less about being "pretty" or "perfect" and we should all ask ourselves why in our society that is the "highest" and most common compliment we are paying to our female friends. I'm so grateful for your support. And so thrilled to read your words. I love that you love Pll and are kind and supportive to each other. But let’s put this to bed… Foundation and a blow dryer do not a woman make. Rock on everyone." [Instagram]

  6. Lucy wants you to know that you can sit with her.
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    "I don't really believe in cliques -- I think everyone can be friends with everyone." [Seventeen]

  7. Shay doesn't feel like a LGBT icon.
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    "I don't feel like a gay icon. I don't feel like an icon at all. Every single interview was always, 'What's it like to play a gay character?' It would be nice if I was never asked that again. Why isn't anyone asking the other girls what it's like to kiss a boy?" [Yahoo! Style]

  8. Ashley stands up for herself.

    "I never want to do nudity that's gratuitous. Girls look so much better in lingerie or a T-shirt and leave the rest up to the imagination. I make it clear that I have a line. Everyone tries to push you, and it's easy to get talked into doing those things. I'll just walk off-set. But not everyone realizes they can do that." [Cosmopolitan]

  9. Troian is proud of her hips.

    "This industry seems to invest more in perfection than in flaw. But flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting, they make our stories worth telling. (Unfortunately the flaws don't usually sell products or magazines) I'm proud of my body and the way it looks because @themarkwildman kicks my butt in aerial. But my hips and thighs are a part of me (even though they magically weren't in some shots!) I get those things from my momma. And I'm happy to shake what my momma gave me." [Instagram]