126+ Strong Women Quotes

Celebrate the power and strength of strong women with these powerful quotes that help you challenge the status quo and live your best life. From iconic writers, actors and activists to modern-day thought leaders, these wise words will embolden and uplift you. Whether you need a pick-me-up or are looking for some motivation to get through tough times, these motivational strong women quotes will help you get through anything and everything.

The world is full of strong, independent women who stand tall in the face of adversity. Whether they are celebrities, entrepreneurs, politicians, or everyday citizens, these inspirational strong women show us that anything is possible and that boundaries are meant to be broken. Here are a few inspiring and uplifting strong women quotes to remind you that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Best Strong Women Quotes

If you overthink things, the moment will pass you by. Maya Moore

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

The best protection any woman can have is courage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I don’t believe in putting on airs. I call it like I see it. Ellen Pompeo

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. Marge Piercy

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

I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am. Beyoncé

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. Maya Angelou

I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become. Oprah Winfrey

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. Catherine Cook

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller

What if the things that have caused the most hurt in your life became the birthplaces of your deepest passions? Jennie Allen

A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of. Zendaya

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks

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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

Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King

Where there is a woman there is magic. Ntozake Shange

You are enough just as you are. Meghan Markle

She remembered who she was and the game changed. Lalah Deliah

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

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

Perhaps some detours aren’t detours at all. Perhaps they are actually the path. Katherine Wolf

Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within  feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard. Olivia Wilde

I don’t want to be better than you or her or him – I want to be better than I am right now. Kerri Walsh

Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them. Marissa Meyer

It can be helpful to take a step back and reflect on meaningful inspirational quotes.

Famous Strong Women Quotes

Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell. Amal Clooney

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. Sheryl Sandberg

If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve success. Nastia Liukin

You must do the things you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Every time someone writes that I play ‘strong women’ what they’re implying is that most women aren’t. How about I just play well-written parts? Jessica Chastain

Keep working even when no one is watching. Alex Morgan

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. Coco Chanel

When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits. Melinda Gates

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly. Margaret Atwood

It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts. Ella Fitzgerald

It takes courage and strength to be empathetic, and I’m very proudly an empathetic and compassionate leader. I am trying to chart a different path, and that will attract criticism but I can only be true to myself and the form of leadership I believe in. Jacinda Ardern

A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with. Mandy Hale

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women. Malala Yousafzai

I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable.  Nicki Minaj

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The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world. Arlene Rankin

Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited. Ava DuVernay

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

Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald

Women have to harness their power  it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first ‘no.’ And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. Cher

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

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

Work hard every day. No matter what your strengths and weaknesses, there’s no substitute for hard work. Hope Solo

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

Taking time to reflect and ponder on the powerful messages within deep believe in yourself quotes can encourage you.

Powerful Strong Women Quotes

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

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. Dolly Parton

My best successes came on the heels of failures. Barbara Corcoran

Joy is strength. Mother Teresa

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. Coco Chanel

I love challenging the status quo. Sara Ramirez

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. Brené Brown

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

Figure out who are you separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. 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

Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go. Taylor Swift

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

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

I’m a woman, of course I still have curves on me, and that’s ok. I had a baby and I’ve worked hard. And I don’t think women should have to feel that kind of pressure. I’ve done it really healthfully, and I took my time. Lily Aldridge

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

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

Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made. Gabby Douglas

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

We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible. Beyonce

I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. Angelina Jolie

I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. Serena Williams

No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back. Kamala Harris

Change takes courage. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell. Luvvie Ajayi

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Carol Burnett

Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are. Alicia Keys

Women are the real architects of society. Cher

Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. Janelle Monae

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

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

I had to remind myself of the truth of who I was and the reality that success wasn’t defined by a result but by faithfulness. I had to remember that my identity and healing weren’t dependent on the voices that surrounded me and that the truth wasn’t dependent on popular opinion or cultural responses. I had to focus on what was real and true. The straight line instead of the crooked. Rachael Denhollander

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts. Nancy Rathburn

I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman. Diane Von Furstenberg

The one person who will never leave us, whom we will never lose, is ourself. Learning to love our female selves is where our search for love must begin. bell hooks

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

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

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

Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards. Marilyn Monroe

It’s about putting in the hours and going through the paces. Shawn Johnson

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live in? Caroline Myss

These famous bloom quotes will inspire positivity and good, happy feelings.

Inspirational Strong Women Quotes

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

The important thing is to always ask the world to do some things. But sometimes they cannot be done, so you have to take a stab, and you have to do them. Malala Yousafzai

Feminists believe that men and women should have the same opportunities. If you are a feminist you believe in equal rights as a whole. That’s not a concept you can really shoot down. Lena Dunham

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. Dolly Parton

Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore

. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices, always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me. Maya Angelou

I can if I want to because it’s my business. Tabitha Brown

I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long, bitter prayer that was answered finally. Marilynne Robinson

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

Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else. Maya Angelou

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. Angela Davis

I love hearing educated people speak and just shut everyone up. Knowledge is always the loudest voice. Zendaya

Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better. Kelly Rowland

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

Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring. Lily Pulitzer

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

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Wollstonecraft

Good things happen to those who hustle. Anaïs Nin

True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts. Mia Hamm

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller

I would rather be handsome for an hour than pretty for a week. Tilda Swinton

My husband always tells me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I make a commitment to something, I will stick to it no matter what. Jenny Craig

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. Margaret Sanger

A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter

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

Let these best stay solid quotes be your source of strength and support as you strive to transform your life.