80+ Inspirational Quotes For Women

inspirational quotes for women

There are countless inspirational women who have made significant contributions to various fields and have impacted the world in numerous ways. Here are just a few examples:

Malala Yousafzai – A Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

Rosa Parks – An American civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott.

Marie Curie – A physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity and was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Amelia Earhart – An aviation pioneer who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Ada Lovelace – An English mathematician and writer who is considered to be the world’s first computer programmer.

Oprah Winfrey – An American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist.

Jane Goodall – An English primatologist and anthropologist who has devoted her life to studying and protecting chimpanzees.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – An American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Maya Angelou – An American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist known for her powerful writings and speeches.

Wangari Maathai – A Kenyan environmental and political activist who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

These women, and countless others like them, have inspired generations and made a lasting impact on the world.

Inspirational Quotes For Women

1. “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

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

3. “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

4. “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

5. “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

6. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.”
– Amy Schumer

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

8. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”
– Jennifer Lopez

9. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
– Anais Nin

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

11. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”
– Mark Anthony

12. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
— Maya Angelou

13. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”
— Hillary Clinton

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

15. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”
– Al Anon

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

17. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.”
– Janis Joplin

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

19. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”
– Sheila Murray Bethel

20. “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

21. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”
– Jennifer Lopez

22. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

25. “The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.”
– Arlene Rankin

26. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
– Helen Keller

27. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.”
– Ella Fitzgerald

28. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.”
– Carol Burnett

29. “No one has ever become poor by giving.”
– Anne Frank

30. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

31. “Good things happen to those who hustle.”
– Anaïs Nin

32. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.”
– Maya Angelou

33. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”
– Dolly Parton

34. “You are enough just as you are.”
– Meghan Markle

35. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”
– Lily Pulitzer

36. “Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are.”
— Alicia Keys

37. “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

38. “I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.”
— Diane Von Furstenberg

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

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

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

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

43. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.”
— Marge Piercy

44. “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

45. “I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.”
— Maya Angelou

46. “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

47. “Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better.”
― Kelly Rowland

48. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

49. “Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names.”
― Janelle Monae

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

51. “I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable.”
― Nicki Minaj

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

53. “When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits.”
― Melinda Gates

54. “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”
― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

55. “We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.”
― Margaret Atwood

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

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

58. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.”
— Lalah Deliah

59. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It is time to take ownership in our success.”
— Tory Burch

60. “My husband always tells me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I make a commitment to something, I will stick to it no matter what.”
— Jenny Craig

61. “Every time someone writes that I play ‘strong women’ what they’re implying is that most women aren’t. How about I just play well-written parts?”
— Jessica Chastain

62. “We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
— Beyonce

63. “Where there is a woman there is magic.”
— Ntozake Shange

64. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”
— Mary Wollstonecraft

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

66. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”
— Margaret Thatcher

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

68. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
— Amelia Earhart

69. “Women are the real architects of society.”
— Cher

70. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
— Diane Mariechild

71. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
— Anais Nin

72. “A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with.”
— Mandy Hale

73. “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

74. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
— Beyoncé

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

76. “Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.”
― Margaret Sanger

77. “Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.”
― Coco Chanel

78. “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

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

80. “Women have always been the strong ones of the world.”
― Coco Chanel

81. “Women have to harness their power – it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first ‘no.’ And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.”
― Cher

82. “I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
― Angelina Jolie

83. “No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.”
― Margaret Sanger

84. “Woman must not accept; she must challenge.”
― Margaret Sanger

85. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
― Jane Austen

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