100 Inspirational Quotes for Women

100 Inspirational Quotes for Women

It can be tough trying to make it as a successful career woman and there are times when you might feel ready to give up. If you look underneath all the self-doubt, you’ll find the best version of yourself. It’s okay to take time to recharge and figure what your next step is, but if you’re struggling with self-belief and motivation, then a powerful women quotes can give you all the energy you need.

Take a deep, loving breath and channel your inner-strength to create a life you love with our list of the best strong women quotes. These 100 positive quotes for women is all you need to be that strong, proud, badass woman.


— Inspirational Quotes for Women

“I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.” — Reese Witherspoon

“My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou

Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” — Lady Gaga

“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

“I am thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” — Alex Elle

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

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” — J.K. Rowling

“We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.” — Shirley Chisholm

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” — Carly Simon

“In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell.” — Luvvie Ajayi

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

— 15th of 100 Inspirational Quotes for Women

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” — Sheryl Sandberg

“The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.” — D.M. Timney

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

“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” — Emma Watson

 “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai

“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.” — Mindy Kaling

“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” —  Eleanor Roosevelt

“Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” — Yulia Tymoshenko

“Your silence will not protect you.” — Audre Lorde

“If you can dance and be free and not be embarrassed, you can rule the world.” — Amy Poehler

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” — J. K. Rowling

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” — Melinda Gates

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

“Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards.”— Marilyn Monroe

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

— 30th of 100 Inspirational Quotes for Women

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young

“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.” — Unknown

“Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” — Belle Estreller

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Waterson

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” — Erica Jong

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” — Byron Katie

Next: Inspirational Quotes about Life

“The beauty of being a feminist is that you get to be whatever you want. And that’s the point.” — Shonda Rhimes

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

“She does not know what the future holds, but she is grateful for slow and steady growth.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

“You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.” — Erin McKean

“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.” — Glennon Doyle Melton

“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” — Iyanla Vanzant

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” — Barbara De Angelis

— 45th of 100 Inspirational Quotes for Women at Work

“You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.” — Tina Fey

 “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” — Peggy O’Mara

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” — Lily Tomlin

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”— Mario Fernández

“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.” — Dodinsky

“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” ― Maria Mitchell

“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” — Arianna Huffington

“Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” — Helen Keller

“Don’t think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.” — Gloria Steinem

“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” — Simone Biles

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

“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

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde

“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

— 60th of 100 Inspirational Quotes for Women

“I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes you vulnerable — amazing things can and will happen.” — Emma Watson

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.”— Helen Keller

“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”— Margaret Thatcher

“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” — Gina Carey

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” — Charlotte Whitton

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

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” —  Napoleon Hill

“‘No’ today doesn’t mean ‘no’ tomorrow.” — Yvonne Orji

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran

“They tried to bury us; they did not know we were the seeds.” — Mexican Proverb

“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” — Pink

“Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ― Janice Trachtman

“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with” — Ellen J. Barrier

“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” — Madonna

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle


— Inspirational Quotes for Women by Women

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t. – Rhonda Hansome

It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. – Taylor Swift

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. – Katharine Hepburn

No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed. – Billie Jean King

Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Be a Girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a Lady with class. ― Unknown

Do Not Judge You Don’t Know What Storm I’ve Asked Her To Walk Trough. ― God

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

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. ― Diane Mariechild

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. — Janis Joplin

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. — Grace Hopper

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

I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous. ― Reese Witherspoon

I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head. ― Princess Diana

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ― Coco Chanel

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. ― Jennifer Lopez

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear. ― Atticus

The best protection any woman can have … is courage. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie

I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. – Amelia Earhart

A strong woman Is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night. ― Unknown

Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams! ― Gabby Douglas

What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. — Meryl Streep

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. ― A.A. Milne

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want. – Madonna

When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts. —​ Helen Keller

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. – Madame Marie du Deffand

The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole. – Jane Fonda

I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said. – Thuli Madonsela

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. – Oprah Winfrey

I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it. – Hoda Kotb

Power to me is the ability to make a change in a positive way. ― Victoria Justice

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