100 Empowering Quotes For Women

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

2. You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.
– Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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

4. A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.
– Marge Piercy

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

6. We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
– Kavita Ramdas

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

8. 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

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

11. I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning.
– Amy Poehler

12. A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.
– Nancy Rathburn

13. Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.
– Helen Keller

14. If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the women’s card, then deal me in.
– Hillary Clinton

15. Women that believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.
– Nikita Gill

16. One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.
– Marilyn Monroe

17. What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters. You’re going to walk into many rooms where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had. So, you use that voice and be strong.
– Kamala Harris

18. 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

19. 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

21. 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

22. Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women’s liberation … none was more alarming than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.
– Barbara Ehrenreich

23. To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.
– Indira Gandhi

24. Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
– Gloria Steinem

25. Don’t just stand for the success of other women – insist on it.
– Gail Blanke

26. Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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

28. There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.
– Kofi Annan

29. If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
– Plato

31. I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say, ‘Yes, women can.”
– Dilma Rousseff

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

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33. The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.
– Steve Maraboli

34. I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role model that.
– Melinda Gates

35. Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.
– Viola Davis

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

37. Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.
– Serena Williams

38. I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.
– William Golding, Lord of the Flies

39. Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg

41. 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

42. No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.
– Michelle Obama

43. I hate to hear you talk about women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm water all our lives.
– Jane Austen

44. Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
– Margaret Thatcher

45. One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.
– Michelle Obama

46. 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

47. I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
– Susan B. Anthony

48. Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”
– Clare Boothe Luce

49. 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

51. There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.
– Madeleine Albright

52. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.
– Mary Tyler Moore

 53. If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
– Wanda Sykes

54. Now that I’ve matured, I’ve realized that—at the end of the day—what’s really important is the work, not what people think of me.
– Jane Lynch

55. It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself and the problems you face in life. Sense of humor can save you.
– Margaret Cho

 56. You should always speak your mind, and be bold, and be obnoxious, and do whatever you want and don’t let anybody tell you to stop it.
– Chelsea Handler

57. When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.
– Cathy Guisewite

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

59. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!”
– Audrey Hepburn

61. The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
– Maureen Dowd

62. If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.
– Betty Reese

63. Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.
– Marie von Ebner Eschenbach

64. If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
– Marie Osmond

65. It’s okay to look at the past and the future. Just don’t stare.
– Lisa Lieberman Wang

66. Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.
– Rashida Jones

67. Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.
– Martina Navratilova

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68. Life isn’t finding shelter in the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
– Sherrilyn Kenyon

69. If we threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
– Regina Brett

71. The trouble with the rat-race is that, even if you win, you’re still a rat.
– Lily Tomlin

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

73. I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man.
– Karen Hawkins

74. I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
– Gilda Radner

75. Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
– Dick Van Dyke

76. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.
– Oprah Winfrey

77. 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

78. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!
– Dolly Parton

79. In life there is no real safety except for self-belief.
– Madonna

81. As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by, to support, and enlightened by.
– Madonna

82. With each generation, women’s ability to live the lives they choose reaches a place their grandmothers never thought possible. But that doesn’t mean everything is perfect or that our work is finished.
– Cathy McMorris Rodgers

83. To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
– Hillary Clinton

84. 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

85. You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.
– Angela Merkel

86. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
– Anaïs Nin

87. There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
– Jane Austen

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

89. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
– Jane Goodall

91. We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
– Mother Teresa

92. No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

93. Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss

94. When someone tells you that you can’t, turn around and say ‘watch me.
– Anonymous

95. Beautiful people are not always good but good people are always beautiful.
– Imam Ali

96. I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
– Louisa May Alcott

97. My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
– Oprah Winfrey

98. Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
– Margaret Thatcher

99. My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people; those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
– Indira Gandhi

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