250 Powerful Quotes About Women That Will Inspire You

Here is the best collection of strong women quotes that will motivate you. The world needs more strong women. A strong woman is the woman who is able to stand on her own, no matter the circumstance.

We need more people who are willing to stand up for themselves, who won’t give up, who won’t back down.

I want to share with you some of the motivational women quotes I’ve collected over the years. I hope they inspire you to be a warrior and make your mark on this world.

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Women Quotes

Well-behaved women seldom make history. – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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No nation can rise to the height of glory unless women are side by side with men. – M. Ali Jinnah

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Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey

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A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gates

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It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. – Madeleine Albright

Women Quotes

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. – Albert Einstein

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I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. – Malala Yousafzai

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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. – Joseph Conrad

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I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness. – Sofia Vergara

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If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. – Margaret Thatcher

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A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Bronte

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Where there is a woman there is magic. – Ntozake Shange

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Elegance is a statement, an attitude. Elegant women are women of character with confidence. – Elie Saab

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The world is the book of women. Whatever knowledge they may possess is more commonly acquired by observation than by reading. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Strong Women Quotes

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It is God who makes women beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty. – Victor Hugo

Offend her, and she knows not to forgive; Oblige her, and she’ll hate you while you live. – Alexander Pope

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. – Madeleine Albright

I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, Okay. – Madonna

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel

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Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb. – Yul Brynner

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A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Of course, I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. – Virginia Woolf

Keep your heels, head, and standards high. – Coco Chanel

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong, I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls, I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. – Audrey Hepburn

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. – G.D. Anderson

You educate a man, you educate a man, you educate a woman, you educate a generation. – Brigham Young

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The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

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Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. – Albert Einstein

I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves. – Mary Shelley

Inspirational Quotes For Women

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Be a strong woman. So your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man.

Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.’ –  Gloria Steinem

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. – John Lennon

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. – B. R. Ambedkar

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy. – Kat Graham

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. – Maria Mitchell

Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men. Gary Oldman

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou

Never apologize for being a powerful woman.

Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse. – Golda Meir

The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes. – C. JoyBell C.

What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have. – Cameron Diaz

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women Empowerment Quotes

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Better to be strong than pretty and useless. – Lilith Saintcrow

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women? – Virginia Woolf

People don’t want to see women doing things they don’t think women should do. – Joan Jett

Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, Be that fearless girl the one who would dare to do anything, Be that independent girl, who doesn’t need a man, Be that girl who never backed down.

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. – Yves Saint-Laurent

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You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. – Melissa Etheridge

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you. – Caroline Myss

You cannot use another man’s leg to run your race. Wives stop waiting for your husbands to do everything. For God’s sake make an impact. Nobody is a threat to your development. – Patience Johnson

There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer. – Rihanna

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man; when a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. – Bette Davis

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. – Oscar Wilde

Uplifting Quotes for Women

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She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

Women are leaders everywhere you look – from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. – Nancy Pelosi

The more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. – Emma Watson

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. – Audre Lorde

Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul. – Coretta Scott King

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. – Toni Morrison

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Life has knocked me down a few times, it showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.

Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society. – Angela Davis

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman – no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover’s bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts. – Gail Sheehy

Short Quotes About Women

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You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman. – Jane Galvin Lewis

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. – Sheryl Sandberg

Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom. – Rosa Luxemburg

Little girls with dreams become women with a vision. – Unknown

I can hear the roar of women’s silence. – Thomas Sankara

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Marilyn Monroe

Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman. – Coco Chanel

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. – Michelle Obama

Women must learn to play the game as men do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

She believed she could, so she did. – Unknown

Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power. – Shonda Rhimes

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron

A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man. – Assata Shakur

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Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman. – Coco Chanel

One is not born, but rather becomes a woman. – Simone de Beauvoir

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. – Hillary Clinton

Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all. – Hillary Clinton

Powerful Women Quotes

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The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. – Roseanne Barr

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. – Beyonce

No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back. – Kamala Harris

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. – Anne Sweeney

A strong woman will automatically stop trying if she feels unwanted. She won’t fix it or beg, she’ll just walk away.

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. – Coco Chanel

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. – Sheryl Sandberg

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. – Gloria Steinem

Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them. – Candace Bushnell

In my opinion, the most exciting potential of women of color formations resides in the possibility of politicizing this identity – basing the identity on politics rather than the politics on identity. – Angela Davis

Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, oftentimes, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table. – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. – Malala Yousafzai

When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is to date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated, and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier. – Sheryl Sandberg

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. – Mae Jemison

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