44 Strong Women Quotes That Will Stay with You
Get ready for some serious girl power!
When women talk, we all should listen. The 45 strong women quoted below are proof of that. Their words range from funny quotes to more serious ones. Some of them are happy quotes, others are calls to action. But they are all inspirational quotes from legendary ladies. And they will all stay with you long after reading them.
These strong women and the wisdom they impart empower us to be bold, to dream big, and to embrace ourselves and each other. So, get ready for some serious girl power!
Women empowerment quote #2
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” —Melinda Gates, philanthropist
Women empowerment quote #3
“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” —Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actor
Women empowerment quote #4
“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady
Women empowerment quote #5
“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, writer
Women empowerment quote #6
“I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.” —Amy Schumer, comedian
Women empowerment quote #8
“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” —Marge Piercy, poet
Women empowerment quote #9
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah, TV host and producer
Women empowerment quote #11
“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” —Amelia Earhart, aviator
Women empowerment quote #12
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron, writer
Women empowerment quote #14
“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, Speaker of the House
Women empowerment quote #15
“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.” —Audrey Hepburn, actor
Women empowerment quote #17
“I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” —Maya Angelou, poet
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Women empowerment quote #18
“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” —Charlotte Whitton, mayor
Women empowerment quote #20
“Figure out who are you separate from your family. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self. With that, you can do anything else.” —Angelina Jolie, actor
Women empowerment quote #21
“Don’t hold back because you think it’s unladylike. We shouldn’t be shamed out of our anger. We should be using it. Using it to make change in our own lives, and using it to make change in the lives around us.” —Jessica Valenti, writer
Women empowerment quote #23
“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, comedian
Women empowerment quote #24
“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Women empowerment quote #26
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice
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Women empowerment quote #27
“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, activist
Women empowerment quote #29
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama, Former First Lady
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Women empowerment quote #30
“Call me whatever you want. It’s not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing. Because it doesn’t just affect me, it affects all the other women who are in this with me, and it affects all the other men who are in this with me, too.” —Emma Watson, actor
Women empowerment quote #32
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” —Diane Mariechild, writer
Women empowerment quote #33
“Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” —Helen Keller, advocate
Women empowerment quote #34
“The beauty of being a feminist is that you get to be whatever you want. And that’s the point.” —Shonda Rhimes, TV producer
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Women empowerment quote #35
“Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.” —Nikki Haley, former UN Ambassador
Women empowerment quote #36
“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, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Women empowerment quote #38
“I can do anything when I am in a tutu.” —Misty Copeland, dancer
Women empowerment quote #39
“We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success.” —Tori Burch, designer
Women empowerment quote #41
“I’ve always wanted to be a woman who isn’t afraid to tell her story.” —Andra day, musical artist
Women empowerment quote #42
“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, Vice President
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Women empowerment quote #44
“There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.”—Clare Boothe Luce, former U.S. representative
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