155 Strong Women Quotes to Inspire You

Here is the best collection of strong women quotes that will motivate you. The world needs more strong women. A strong woman is the woman who is able to stand on her own, no matter the circumstance.

We need more people who are willing to stand up for themselves, who won’t give up, who won’t back down.

I want to share with you some of the motivational women quotes I’ve collected over the years. I hope they inspire you to be a warrior and make your mark on this world.

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

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

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A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.

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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

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No nation can rise to the height of glory unless women are side by side with men. – M. Ali Jinnah

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

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

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Elegance is a statement, an attitude. Elegant women are women of character with confidence. – Elie Saab

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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

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Where there is a woman there is magic. – Ntozake Shang

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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. – Joseph Conrad

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

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Bronte

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The world is the book of women. Whatever knowledge they may possess is more commonly acquired by observation than by reading. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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It is God who makes women beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty. – Victor Hugo

Offend her, and she knows not to forgive; Oblige her, and she’ll hate you while you live. – Alexander Pope

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. – Madeleine Albright

I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, Okay. – Madonna

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel

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Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb. – Yul Brynner

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A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. – Virginia Woolf

Keep your heels, head, and standards high. – Coco Chanel

You educate a man, you educate a man, you educate a woman, you educate a generation. – Brigham Young

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

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

Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. – Albert Einstein

I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves. – Mary Shelley

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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

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

Inspirational Quotes For Women

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. – Maria Mitchell

Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men. Gary Oldman

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou

Never apologize for being a powerful woman.

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

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Be a strong woman. So your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man.

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

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. – John Lennon

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. – B. R. Ambedkar

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy. – Kat Graham

The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes. – C. JoyBell C.

What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have. – Cameron Diaz

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

Women Empowerment Quotes

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Better to be strong than pretty and useless. – Lilith Saintcrow

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women? – Virginia Woolf

People don’t want to see women doing things they don’t think women should do. – Joan Jett

Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, Be that fearless girl the one who would dare to do anything, Be that independent girl, who doesn’t need a man, Be that girl who never backed down.

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. – Yves Saint-Laurent

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. – Oscar Wilde

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

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you. – Caroline Myss

You cannot use another man’s leg to run your race. Wives stop waiting for your husbands to do everything. For God’s sake make an impact. Nobody is a threat to your development. – Patience Johnson

There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer. – Rihanna

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man; when a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. – Bette Davis

Uplifting Quotes for Women

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She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

The more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. – Emma Watson

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

Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul. – Coretta Scott King

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. – Toni Morrison

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

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Life has knocked me down a few times, it showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.

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

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman – no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover’s bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts. – Gail Sheehy

Short Quotes About Women

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You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman. – Jane Galvin Lewis

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. – Sheryl Sandberg

Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom. – Rosa Luxemburg

Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman. – Coco Chanel

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

Women must learn to play the game as men do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Little girls with dreams become women with a vision. – Unknown

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Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman. – Coco Chanel

One is not born, but rather becomes a woman. – Simone de Beauvoir

I can hear the roar of women’s silence. – Thomas Sankara

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Marilyn Monroe

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

She believed she could, so she did. – Unknown

Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power. – Shonda Rhimes

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

A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man. – Assata Shakur

Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all. – Hillary Clinton

Powerful Women Quotes

A strong woman will automatically stop trying if she feels unwanted. She won’t fix it or beg, she’ll just walk away.

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. – Coco Chanel

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. – Malala Yousafzai

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. – Gloria Steinem

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The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. – Roseanne Barr

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. – Beyonce

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. – Anne Sweeney

When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is to date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated, and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier. – Sheryl Sandberg

Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them. – Candace Bushnell

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

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. – Mae Jemison

In my opinion, the most exciting potential of women of color formations resides in the possibility of politicizing this identity – basing the identity on politics rather than the politics on identity. – Angela Davis

Successful Women Quotes

She’s a strong cup of black coffee in a world that is drunk on the cheap wine of shallow love. – JM Storm

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

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

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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

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

Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you. – Michelle Obama

Never ever mistake her silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills, before the onset of a hurricane. – Nikita Hill

A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none. – Marilyn Monroe

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say, I say if I’m beautiful, I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. – Amy Schumer

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

Strong women don’t play the victims, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal. – Mandy Hale

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. – Rosalynn Carter

She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again. – JM Storm

A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, and perseveres – no matter what life throws at her. – Anonymous

Women Respect Quotes

She is both hellfire and holy water. And the flavor you taste depends on how you treat her. – Sneha Pal

A strong woman may remain silent when people talk behind her back, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t notice, it simply means she chooses not to waste her energy on foolishness. She has more important things to do. – Anonymous

Storms make trees take deeper roots. – Dolly Parton

She may be broken for a while, but that’s ok. She’s working on her, ‘cause she’s not one to leave a mess lying around. – JM Storm

We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success. – Tori Burch

A queen will always turn pain into power. – Anonymous

I wanted to show that women are empowered and strong, and don’t have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of themselves using their intelligence and their power. – Gal Gadot

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

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

You were wild once. Don’t let them tame you. – Isadora Duncan

Rainy days are good for the soul. – Anonymous

I know what I bring to the table. So trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone. – Anonymous

You may not be everything you thought you’d be by now, but you can be the one who loves, serves, and gives her all, and waters and nurtures every plant in the garden that God has already given her. – Morgan Harper Nichols

Own yourself, woman. – Toni Morrison

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. – Pink

I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint, and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. – Oprah Winfrey

Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you, or take you for granted. But more than this, forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you. – Anonymous

Working Women Quotes

I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me. – Anonymous

They tried to burn her not knowing she was a flame. – R.H. Sin

I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it. – Condoleezza Rice

‘You’re gonna be happy,’ said life, ‘but first I’ll make you strong.’ – Anonymous

Truly powerful women don’t explain why they want respect. They simply don’t engage with those who don’t give it to them. – Anonymous

I have to be seen to be believed. – Queen Elizabeth II

A wise woman once said, ‘F#ck this sh#t’ and she lived happily ever after. – Anonymous

Stay strong. Make them wonder how you’re still smiling. – Anonymous

She’s proof that you can walk through hell and still be an angel. – R.H. Sin

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

Strong women are often misperceived as cold and mean simply because they refuse to be disrespected, mistreated or taken for granted. – Anonymous

She needed a hero. So that’s what she became. – Anonymous

She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on. – Kaitlin Foster

A strong woman is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night. – Harriet Morgan

Today, hang in there – hold on and be strong. Keep going. You will and you can get through this. – Heather A. Stillufsen

She’s a badass with a good heart – soft but strong, unapologetic and honest. She’s the type of woman you go to war beside, the type of woman you marry. – R.H. Sin

Quotes from Strong Women That Will Uplift You

I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth. – Angelina Jolie

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, ‘Oh crap, she’s up!’ – Anonymous

If I was meant to be controlled, I would have come with a remote. – Anonymous

She is kind but strong, and that is where so many mistake her. They interpret her kindness for weakness and force her to show her strength. – JM Storm

The weakest thing a man can do is to talk about his woman to another woman. – Anonymous

Work hard at being the best version of yourself. – Isadora Duncan

To be soft is to be powerful. – Anonymous

You must know this, there is always something out there that you can keep fighting for. So don’t give up. – Heather A. Stillufsen

A strong woman builds others up because she knows what it’s like to be torn down. – Anonymous

She is a queen. Her soul is royalty. – Adrian Michael

Strong women aren’t simply born. We are forged through the challenges of life. With each challenge, we grow mentally and emotionally. We move forward with our head held high and a strength that can not be denied. A woman who’s been through the storm and survived. We are warriors. – Anonymous

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

You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down. – Anonymous

What made her strong was despite the million things that hurt her, she spoke of nothing – nothing but happiness. – J.A.

Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove they are worthy of a woman’s attention. – Camille Pagla

You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. – Kim Kardashian

The bravest thing she ever did was to stay alive each day. – Atticus

Sometimes, I wake up and think I look horrible. And sometimes, I see a strong woman. – Irina Shayk

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

Motivational Quotes For Women

A woman becomes a reflection of how you treat her. If you don’t like how she’s acting, look at how you are treating her. – Anonymous

Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone. – Anonymous

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

Beautiful girl, you were made to do hard things so believe in yourself. – Anonymous

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

Sometimes, it takes balls to be a woman. – Anonymous

I’m not someone who can be controlled. I want someone who will watch me do my thing and be like, ‘That’s my girl.’ – Anonymous

And to all of the little girls who are watching this, 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

As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire. – Jessica Kirkland

The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword to save her because she carries her own. – R.H. Sin

I am proud of the woman I am today, because I went through one hell of a time becoming her. – Anonymous

There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane.’ They are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be. But don’t you let that burden you. – Kamala Harris

I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible and when I leave, you will finally understand why storms are named after people. – Caitlyn Siehl

Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t then who will, sweetie? – Marilyn Monroe

I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one. – Calamity Jane

I am very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. – Marilyn Monroe

Mirror, mirror on the wall, I’ll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk, or have to crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all. – Chris Butler

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. – Diana Ross

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

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. – Coco Chanel

Strength and Success: Quotes from Classy Women

Women must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself. – Susan B. Anthony

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

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

Whenever I speak to a strong woman I always want to ask, ‘What demons did you have to slay?’ – Anonymous

Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it. – Michelle K

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

A strong man can handle a strong woman. A weak man will say she has an attitude. – Sonya Parker

A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her. – Marilyn Monroe

Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, notice more than you realize. – Anonymous

Let’s be clear, I’m a strong woman. – Bethenny Frankel

If my strength intimidates you, I hope you realize that’s a weakness of yours. – Anonymous

So many strong women start as broken girls. – Anonymous

She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her. – Sylvester McNutt II

She is full of wounds riddled with scars, but she is still standing and she is still beautiful. – R.H. Sin

A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself. – Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes an angel, sometimes a hell raiser, always a strong woman. – R.H. Sin

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. – Anonymous

Strong women don’t have attitudes. They have standards. – Anonymous

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. – Mo Willems

Women Success Quotes

Pain shapes a woman into a warrior. – R.H. Sin

She would rather walk alone in darkness than follow anyone else’s shadow. – R.G. Moon

Strong women need not declare they can carry all the burdens in life. They just quietly do it and survive with a smile. – Anonymous

If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism. – Cornelius Lindsey

A woman is only helpless while her nail polish is still wet, even then she can pull the trigger. – Anonymous

I’ve always wanted to be a woman who isn’t afraid to tell her story. – Andra Day

I can do anything when I am in a tutu. – Misty Copeland

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

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. – Anonymous

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

I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else. – Marilyn Monroe

Women have to work much harder to make it in this world. It really pisses me off that women don’t get the same opportunities as men do, or money for that matter. Because let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define our values and to define what’s sexy and what’s feminine and that’s bullshit. At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights, it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. – Beyonce

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie

Conclusion

In conclusion, this article shows powerful quotes about women that will inspire you. These quotes show that women can be anything they want to be, and should not let their gender define them. So, what are you waiting for? Go out there and live your best life!

I am Priyanshu the founder of Quotesjin. I am an Engineer by profession but Blogger by passion. I have been doing blogging and affiliate marketing since 2018, and established a few digital online businesses. I am passionate about sharing motivation thoughts and stories to my readers.

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