101 Best Inspirational Quotes for Women

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Women are respected in our society. Find here the list of some inspirational quotes for women to know the power of a woman. A woman has the power to make the world strong. Apart from these inspirational women quotes, you can also read our other motivational quotes on Black History Month, disorganized thinking, mind-body-spirit, and growth process.

Let’s read the collection of inspirational quotes for women.

Short Inspirational Quotes for women

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

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

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

4. “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

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

6. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Quotes for women at work

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

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

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

24. “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

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

26. “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

27. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. “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

36. “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

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

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

39. “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

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

Daily Inspirational Quotes for women

41. “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

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

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

44. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54. “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

55. “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

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

57. “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

58. “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

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

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

Inspirational Quotes for women leaders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

69. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Quotes for women in business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

89. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

96. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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