Here’s our collection of strong women quotes. These quotes exemplify the strength, grace, and wisdom all women possess. Use these powerful women’s quotes to remind girls of all ages how wonderful they really are!
So, here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we raise them. And, may we be them.
Inspirational Quotes About Strong Women
1.) A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.
2.) I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.
3.) Never apologize for being a powerful woman.
4.) She was a wild one, always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.
5.) Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.
6.) The woman who doesn’t require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.
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7.) 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.
8.) Family first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
9.) A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.
10.) A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful; she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman, in her essence, is a gift to the world.
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11.) She is free in her wildness; she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.
12.) Strong women don’t play the victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point figures. They stand, and they deal.
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13.) True champions aren’t always the ones that win but those with the most guts.
14.) Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
15.) I am just like the millions, not one in the millions. I am no different from others. Any girl can do what I did; all they need is doggedness, determination, the will to push hard and push through boundaries, and a never-ending commitment to achieve their goal.
Sakshi Malik – Indian Wrestler
16.) If I, being a mother of two, can win a medal, so can you all. Take me as an example, and don’t give up.
Mary Kom, Olympic Bronze Medalist
17.) Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.
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18.) A strong woman understands that gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.
19.) 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.
20.) A strong woman is someone who raises other women up instead of tearing them down.
21.) I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.
22.) A woman can be completely unstoppable after she realizes how much she is worth.
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23.) You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.
Diane von Furstenberg
24.) The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword to save her because she carries her own.
25.) A strong woman is not just born strong. She is forged through the fires of life.
26.) She believed she could, so she did.
27.) The strongest actions for a woman are to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.
28.) It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and nerve to never take no for an answer.
29.) 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.
30.) We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are.
31.) One of the strongest things you can do as a woman is to know who you are and not be ashamed of it.
32.) She would rather walk alone in darkness than follow anyone else’s shadow.
R. G. Moon
33.) Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
34.) 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.
Vice President Kamala Harris
35.) We’re here for a reason. I believe that reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
36.) Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
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37.) 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.
38.) We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
39.) Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
40.) In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.
41.) Women are like teabags. You never know how strong they are until they are in hot water.
42.) When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another.
43.) A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
44.) Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.
45.) My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
46.) 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.
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47.) I want to do it is 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.
48.) Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.
49.) 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.
50.) Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations, can never effect a reform.
Susan B. Anthony
51.) Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
52.) I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
53.) What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
54.) A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined to not be done.
55.) Live your life like a butterfly. Take a rest sometimes, but never forget to fly.
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56.) A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
57.) Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.
Madame Marie du Deffand
58.) A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
59.) It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
60.) 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.
61.) There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.
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62.) 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 their 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.
63.) I’m tough and ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, Okay.
64.) I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. And I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.
65.) Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.
Courageous Strong Women Quotes
66.) The most courageous act is still to think for yourself aloud.
67.) We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.
68.) I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. I identify much more with being a warrior – a fighter.
69.) Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names…. It was a woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it.
70.) The success of every woman should be an inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.
71.) You can waste your life drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
72.) There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success… but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you’re going… you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there.
73.) 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.
74.) I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. (And) I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story–I will.
75.) “You’re going to be happy,” said life, “but first, I’ll make you strong.”
76.) A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.
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77.) I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.
78.) One is not born a woman; one becomes one.
Simone de Beauvoir
79.) The key to success is to start before you’re ready.
80.) Whether women are better than men, I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.
81.) Never apologize for being a powerful woman.
82.) Don’t stop until you’re proud.
83.) Throw me to the wolves, and I will return leading the pack.
84.) Don’t let someone dim your light simply because it’s shining in their eyes.
85.) Well-behaved women rarely make history.
86.) Keep your heels, head, and standards high.
87.) Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
88.) 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.
89.) If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader.
90.) Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
91.) Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
Billie Jean King
92.) Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
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93.) A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.
94.) A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.
95.) Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are.
96.) 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
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97.) Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
98.) Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.
99.) Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.
100.) Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
101.) For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.
102.) You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.
103.) There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.
104.) I am coming down from the mountaintop to tell every young person that is poor and working-class and has been told regardless of the color of your skin that you don’t belong, don’t listen to them. They don’t even know how they got at those seats.
105.) Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.
106.) Am I good enough? Yes, I am!
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107.) The most effective way to do it is to do it.
108.) Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.
109.) Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
110.) Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
111.) Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
Lady Gaga Quotes on Strong Women
112.) Growing up, I was always told I was a rebel. People would say things like, “You’re defiant,” and “Why are you dressed that way?” But I continued to do what I wanted and wear what I wanted—because, clearly, I haven’t changed. For a long time, though, there was a shame that I carried with me. I’m an Italian Catholic—I grew up with a lot of guilt. But what I’ve started to realize is that my rebelliousness, if you want to call it that, is something that was passed along to me by a long line of tough people—and tough women—in my family.
113.) Being a lady today means being a fighter. It means being a survivor. It means letting yourself be vulnerable and acknowledging your shame or that you’re sad or you’re angry. (And) it takes great strength to do that.
114.) Health, happiness, love—these are the things that are at the heart of a great lady, I think. That’s the kind of lady I want to be.
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115.) Only do what your heart tells you.
116.) I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.
117.) Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.
118.) Family is the most important thing in the world.
119.) Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.
120.) Hugs can do great amounts of good — especially for children.
121.) When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
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122.) Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
123.) Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
124.) Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
125.) The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
126.) Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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127.) Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
128.) I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
129.) The older one gets, the more one feels that the present moment must be enjoyed, comparable to a state of grace.
130.) Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.
131.) All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
132.) Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.
133.) First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.
134.) You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. to that end, each of us must work for our own improvement.
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135.) If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world.
136.) You deserve love, and you’ll get it.
137.) The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.
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138.) The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
139.) Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
140.) When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
141.) A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
142.) Women are the real architects of society.
143.) Don’t think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.
144.) Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn’t have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular, or the prettiest. I was the best me, and I only ever tried to be that.
145.) Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
146.) The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.
147.) 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.
148.) If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
149.) A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
150.) I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.
Ways That Women (and all People) Can Be Strong
Some folks mistakenly believe that the only strength is physical. That’s not the case. Here are some examples of how a person can be strong:
Displaying a strong personality when needed.
A powerful force in the community.
By M.J. O’Halloran
MJ lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and with the help of her husband, has raised four strong independent women.
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