113 Best Inspirational Quotes for Women 2023

Women are the backbone of our society, and they deserve to be treated with respect.

We all know that when you’re feeling down or upset, it’s easy to let your emotions get the better of you. But what we don’t often think about is how we can use those emotions as fuel for change.

Here are some inspirational quotes from women who have been there–and they’ll help you find the strength to keep going when things get tough:

  1. Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class” —Anonymous
  2.  “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko
  3. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”—Billie Jean King
  4. Do not judge, you don’t know what storm I’ve asked her to walk through”—God
  5. The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet”—Mohadesa Najumi
  6.  Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday”—Drake
  7.  “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez (see more quotes from Jennifer Lopez)
  8.  “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou
  9.  I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become”—C. G. Jung
  10.  Being deeply loved gives you strength; Loving deeply gives you courage”—Lao Tzu
  11. If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world” —Amy Poehler
  1.  “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
  2. “Women are the real architects of society.” – cher
  3.  If I ever let my head down it will be just to admire my shoes”—Marilyn Monroe
  4.  “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” – Taylor Swift
  5. Women have been trained to speak softly and carry lipstick” Those days are over”—Bella Abzug
  6. The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”—Beyoncé Knowles
  7. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young
  8.  “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus
  9.  “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in.” — Hillary Clinton
  10. “Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards.”—Marilyn Monroe
  11. The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within—Strength, Courage, Dignity”—Ruby Dee
  12. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah, TV host and producer
  13. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron, writer
  14.  “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling
  15. She builds people up because she knows what it is like to be torn down”—Shannon L. Alder
  16. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde
  17. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” —coco chanel
  18. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer
  19. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  20.  “We realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai
  21. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm
  22. “If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world.”amy  —poehler
  23. “Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” — Martha Stewart
  24. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” —Helen Keller
  25. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not to do.” —Marge Piercy, poet
  26. “You don’t have to be masculine to be a strong woman.” —Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actor
  27. “Girls Compete. Women Empower.”_via Hydrangeas and Housewives
  28. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.” —Audrey Hepburn, actor
  29. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” —Amelia Earhart
  30. “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady
  31. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” —Melinda Gates, philanthropist
  32. Don’t think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.” —Gloria Steinem
  33. “Beauty Begins the Moment You Decide to Be Yourself.”_via Coco Chanel
  34. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” —Margaret Thatcher
  35. “She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.” – Kaitlin Foster
  36. “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, musical artist
  37. “I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.” —Amy Schumer, comedian
  38. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
  39. “Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.” – Michelle Obama
  40. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” —Amelia Earhart, aviator
  41. “I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” —Maya Angelou, poet
  42. “It’s OK. You Just Forgot Who You Are. Welcome Back.”_via That Mum Life
  43. “She Wasn’t Looking For a Knight, She Was Looking for a Sword.”_via atticus
  44. “There is Nothing Stronger Than a Woman Who Has Rebuilt Herself.”_via Hannah Gadsby
  45. “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” – Calamity Jane
  46. “Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” – Shirley Chisholm, first African-American woman elected to U.S. Congress
  47. “You Get in Life What You Have the Courage to Ask For.”_via Oprah Winfrey
  48. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron
  49. “By the grace of God, I am what I am.” – 1 Corinthians 15:10
  50. “A Girl Should Be Two Things: Who and What She Wants.”_via Coco Chanel
  51. “Better to Stay ‘Oops’ Than ‘What If’”_via Jade Marie
  52. “The Most Dangerous Woman of All is the One Who Refuses to Rely on Your Sword to Save her Because She Carries Her Own”_via r.h. Sin
  53. “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi, first female Prime Minister of India
  54. “Pain Shapes a Woman Into a Warrior”_via r.h. Sin
  55. “You Must Go On Adventures to Find Out Where You Truly Belong.”_via Sue Fitzmaurice
  56. “The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” – Jane Goodall
  57. “Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will.”_via Suzy Kassem
  58. “Keep Going, Because You Did Not Come This Far Just to Come This Far.”_via Molly Ho Studio
  59.  “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” — Nikki Giovanni
  60. “Sometimes the Bravest and Most Important Thing You Can Do is Just Show Up.”_via Brene Brown
  61. “Pursuing peace means rising above one’s own wants, needs, and emotions.” – Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
  62. “One of the biggest qualities is having an awareness outside of yourself, and understanding that the world doesn’t revolve around your needs.” — Brie Larson
  63. “Women should do for themselves what men have already done—occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.” – Amelia Earhart, first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  64. “Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” – Marie Curie, chemist who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
  65. “I don’t have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I’m as good as anybody, but no better.” – Katherine Johnson
  66. “Passion is the log that keeps the fire of purpose blazing.” – Oprah Winfrey
  67. “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Especially not yourself.” — Mindy Kaling
  68. “Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can.” — Jameela Jamil
  69. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington
  70.  “Your mindset can control you, or you can control it. It can reward you, or it can own you. You get to decide. What are you choosing?” — Leila Kashani, co-founder of Alleyoop
  71.  “Run your own race. Don’t be distracted by what others are doing.  Set and go after your own goals.” — Jen Gouldstone, founder and president, Garden Streets
  72.  “Everything is figureoutable.” — Marie Forleo
  73.  “Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.'” — Amy Poehler
  74. “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be yourself.” — Emma Stone
  75. “Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.” — Demi Lovato
  76.  “I am responsible for what I see.” — Gabrielle Bernstein
  77.  “You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” — Lori Greiner
  78. “Why not take a chance and bet on happiness? — Jenny Han
  79.  “My best successes came on the heels of failure.” — Barbara Corcoran
  80.  “In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell.” — Luvvie Ajayi
  81. “Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you.” — Simone Biles
  82.  “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
  83. “All the people who knock me down only inspire me to do better.” — Selena Gomez
  84. “You will not determine my story. I will.” — Amy Schumer
  85.  “Don’t let the rejection deter you from staying confident in your venture.” — Alexa Curtis, founder of Life Unfiltered With Alexa Curtis
  86.  “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron
  87. “Boss up and change your life.” — Lizzo
  88. “Value your time so you can spend time doing what you value.” — Melissa St. Clair, owner, Paper Chaser Biz
  89.  “Choose your dream. Work to the extreme.” — Tyra Banks
  90.  “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
  91. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” — Lalah Deliah
  92.  “No one is going to tell you all the things you want to hear all the time. You have to know them yourself.” — Busy Philipps
  93. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” — Katharine Hepburn
  94.  “If you don’t stand for something, how can anyone respect what you do?” — Miranda Lambert
  95. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart
  96. “Ditch the dream and be a doer.” — Shonda Rhimes
  97. “Successful people understand that you don’t need to make things complicated.” — Anne McKevitt
  98.  “Just start. And once you do, don’t stop. Keep moving forward and find a way.” — Shannon Latham, owner and lead designer of Little English
  99.  “You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” — Erica Jong
  100.  “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” — Ingrid Bergman
  101. “I like to evaluate each day by thinking, ‘What can I do today to build the life I want?'” — Amanda Daering, CEO, Newance.co
  102.  “Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland

In Conclusion

Women are strong, strong enough to face the world on their own. They are brave enough to stand up for what they believe in and brave enough to take risks. They are smart enough to make their own decisions and wise enough to know when someone else’s opinion is better than theirs. Women are beautiful, inside and out, so don’t forget that!

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