80 Best Empowering Quotes for Women

No matter whether it’s in the developed Western world or the developing countries of Southeast Asia & Africa, the worth of women has always been questioned. We’ve had to fight for our Right to Vote, scream about feminism, stand for equal rights, so on and so forth.

But we’ve surely come a long way – thanks to some fierce women who made it clear and loud so that their voices could be heard by millions.

Being a woman in this 21st Century, I know how important it is to be confident and independent, to be able to speak for myself, and appreciate my self-worth. As we talk more and more about women’s education, social rights, gender equality, etc., we know that we’re capable enough to not need validation from other people.

We are here to embrace our thoughts, color, shape & size without fear – yes, we are brave and strong to live life on our own terms.

To celebrate the beauty of womanhood, I thought it would be great to share some heart-warming words, spoken by some truly inspirational women.

Here are the best and empowering quotes for women:


1. “Where there is a woman, there is magic.” –Ntozake Shange


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


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

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4. “Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim.” –Nora Ephron


5. “A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd; she is herself.” –Loretta Young

6. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” –Emma Watson


7. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” –Stephanie Bennett-Henry


8. “Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care what others think.” –Unknown


9. “If you have a dream, make it a goal.” –Unknown


10. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” –Katherine Hepburn


11. “We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” –Malala Yousafzai


12. “If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” –Margaret Fuller


13. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” –Margaret Thatcher


14. “I can and I will. Watch me.” –Carrie Green


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

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16. “She wore her scars as her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.” –Daniel Saint


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


18. “A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.” –Coco Chanel


19. “She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.” –Atticus


20. “There’s nothing a man can do that I can’t do better and in heels.” –Ginger Rogers


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

22. “Sometimes it’s the princess who kills the dragon and saves the prince.” –Samuel Lowe


23. “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” –Unknown


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


25. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” –W.E.B. Dubois


26. “The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence.” –Blake Lively


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


28. “I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” –Malala Yousafzai

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29. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” –Maya Angelou


30. “Females are as strong as hell.” –The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


31. “There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” –Hannah Gadsby


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


33. “There’s something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling, knowing she can crush you with the truth.” –R.G. Moon


34. “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” –Unknown


35. “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” –G.D. Anderson


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

38. “She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.” –Rumi


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


40. “Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.” –R.H. Sin


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

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42. “It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.” –Colette Werden


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


44. “What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” –Rupi Kaur


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


46. “Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart. Just be you.” –Brene Brown


47. “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

48. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” –Lalah Deliah


49. “She’s everything; even when she’s treated like nothing.” –R.H. Sin


50. “I expect a woman will be the last thing civilized by man.” –George Meredith


51. “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


52. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.” –Unknown


53. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” –Oprah Winfrey

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54. “Women are the real architects of society.” –Cher


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


56. “Women are made to be loved, not understood.” –Oscar Wilde


57. “In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits” –Arnold Schwarzenegger


58. “Women hold up half the sky.” –Mao Zedong


59. “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

60. “Women’s value has been under-recognized for far too long.” –Sidney Sheldon


61. “You cannot be broken because you are a diamond, tougher than nails and a jewel in the rough.” –Unknown


62. “You are a woman; that is your superpower.” –Unknown


63. “Stop waiting to find the light at the end of the tunnel and be the light for yourself.” –Unknown


64. “She promised better things for herself, so she sought out those things and never looked back.” –Unknown


65. “She is strong, but not in the ways most people think. She loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it, yet she loves anyway.” –J.M. Storm


66. “She was a wild one. Always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.” –Kaitlin Foster


67. “Yes, she knows pain, but she is strong. Her heart knows no other way.” –A.R. Asher


68. “When women take care of their health, they become their best friend.” –Maya Angelou

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68. “The world needs strong women who will lift and build others. Who will love and be loved? Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce; women of indomitable will.” –Amy Tenney


69. “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


70. “She looked back on her life and realized that everything that happened only made her stronger.” –Unknown


71.“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” –Unknown


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


73. “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”  ― John Lennon

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


75. “No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.”  ― Elizabeth Peters


76. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”  ― Oscar Wilde


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


78. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”  ―Melinda Gates

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


80. “Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I’m well aware of, but that’s just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history—empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.”  ―Hillary Clinton


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