139+ Best Strong Women Quotes

When you need a little empowerment and inspiration, powerful strong women quotes will inspire and empower you to tackle anything that comes your way.

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Famous Strong Women Quotes

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.

I am a strong woman. I don’t sit around feeling sorry for myself, nor let people mistreat me. I don’t respond to people who dictate to me or try to bring me down. If I fall, I will rise up even stronger because I am a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can’t achieve.

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

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

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. Roman Payne

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in, and where you want to go. Sheila Murray Bethel

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

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on. Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

The world needs strong women, 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

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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

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 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

And you, you scare people because you are whole all by yourself. Lauren Alex Cooper

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

Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women. Maya Angelou

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

I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b*tch, okay. Madonna

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

I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants. Queen Latifah

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

I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected for 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 like to play a strong woman, but a strong woman can also be very fragile and vulnerable at the same time. Carice van Houten

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

Short Strong Women Quotes

Don’t let a little stormy weather get you down, there is always sunshine on the other side. Heather A. Stillufsen

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

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou

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

She was brave, and strong, and broken all at once. Anna Funder

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

One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel. Marilyn Monroe

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

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

I love challenging the status quo. Sara Ramirez

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not. Reba McEntire

We might not be able to change our circumstances, but we CAN change our attitude. Beth Moore

You must know that you can do this. You are strong. And you will make it. Just hang on and keep believing in yourself, always. Heather A. Stillufsen

People have to go through things in order to become the person that they are today and that’s that. Sarah Hyland

Classy Strong Confident Woman Quotes

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

Behind every successful woman is herself.

Classy women never lose their dignity.

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. Ritu Ghatourey

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

I’ve always wanted to fight for people who didn’t have arms. I’ve always wanted to speak up for people who don’t have a voice. I’ve always wanted to protect people who couldn’t protect themselves. It’s my nature. It’s my instinct. Sophia Bush

Accept who you are because you’re BEAUTIFUL.

A woman with class is timeless.

Elegance is the only beauty that never fades. Audrey Hepburn

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

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Classy is when you have a lot to say but you choose to remain silent in front of fools.

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. Tracee Ellis Ross

Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside. Coco Chanel

She had a flair for doing things in a very elegant way. At the same time, you felt like you were right there in her living room. She paid attention to people so that she was seeing to it everyone’s little needs and egos were met. Harold Brooks

Classy is when a woman has everything to flaunt but chooses not to show it.

She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she’s won. Matt Baker

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. Whoopi Goldberg

Understand that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. Michelle Obama

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Because confidence is really trust in yourself, right? It has nothing to do with what someone else thinks of you; it’s what you think of you. Chrissy Metz

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

Change takes courage. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Strong, Independent Woman Quotes

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

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

I am the heat of a wildfire, the race of a storm. I am strong. Delicate things are pretty cute, even. I am not delicate. I am wild, fierce and unpredictable. I am breathtaking. I am beautiful. I am sacred. Brooke Hampton

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Sheryl Sandberg

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

A strong, independent woman has the courage to be the best version of herself. Until you start trying to become the best you can be, you never really know the true potential that is within you.

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

Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential. Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m A Strong Woman Quotes

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

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

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

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

Keep working even when no one is watching. Alex Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joy is strength. Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Female Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are You create the identity you want for yourself. Meghan Markle

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

Anger is not inherently destructive. My anger can be a force for good. My anger can be creative and imaginative, seeing a better world that doesn’t yet exist. It can fuel a righteous movement toward justice and freedom. Austin Channing Brown

Strong Women Captions

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

Love is not a weak, spineless emotion; it is a powerful moral force on the side of justice. Bernice King

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

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

There is power in seeing a face that looks like yours do something, be someone. There is power in moving from the sidelines to the center. Jenny Han

Be a strong woman so that your daughter will know how to be one and so your son will know what to look for in a woman.

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

Never apologize to anyone for being a strong woman.

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

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou

I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story. I will. Amy Schumer

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

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

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

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller

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

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