101 Best Motivational Quotes For Women

Motivation can come from anywhere, but sometimes we need a little extra push to get us going. For women, motivational quotes can be especially powerful, as they provide a sense of inspiration and empowerment that can help us achieve our goals. Whether you’re facing a difficult challenge at work or in your personal life, a well-timed quote can remind you of your strength and resilience. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best motivational quotes for women, from trailblazing female leaders to wise words from everyday women. So, get ready to feel inspired and ready to take on the world!

  1. “We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” — Albert Einstein
  2. Learn to ask for things. Be concise, relevant and brave.” – Angie Chang, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Hackbright Academy
  3. Women challenge the status quo because we are never it.” — Cindy Gallop
  4. “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  5. We don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do.” — Arlan Hamilton
  6. “An ugly baby is better than no baby at all. If you wait and wait and wait for your product to be perfect before you release it out into the world, you will often never get there.” – Kathryn Minshew, Co-Founder/CEO The Muse
  7. “Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” — Mark Twain
  8. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey
  9. “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. “The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” — Unknown
  11. “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale
  12. “What good is innovation if there’s no human impact?” – Kristina Tsvetanova, CEO/Co-Founder of BLITLAB Technology
  13. “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
  14. “It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest. —Walter Anderson
  15. “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
  16. “I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way.” -Hedy Lamarr, Inventor & Actor
  17. “Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.”—Diane McLaren
  18. “The thing women have yet to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it. ” ― Roseanne Bar
  19. “If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t tried anything.” -Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code
  20. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston S. Churchill
  21. “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!” ― T D Jakes
  22. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — Herman Melville
  23. “A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” ― George Meredith
  24. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis
  25. “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  26. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau
  27.  “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
  28. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” —Dale Carnegie
  29. “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
  30. “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” —Calvin Coolidge
  31. “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
  32. “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” —Mister Rogers
  33. “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  34. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” —John Wooden
  35. “I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” — Ayn Rand
  36. “Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organisation, and never use the word, ‘sorry’.” ―Trish Bertuzzi
  37. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” —Estée Lauder
  38. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” ― Caterina Fake
  39. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” ―W. P. Kinsella
  40. “You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.”―Sheryl Sandberg
  41. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill
  42. “Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” ― Sheryl Sandberg
  43. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers
  44. “Growth and comfort do not coexist.” ― Ginni Rometty
  45. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” — Unknown 
  46. “Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident.”―Amanda Kahlow
  47. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs
  48. “Be an amateur. Not everything you do has to be good, especially at first.”― Ann Handley
  49. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” ―Vernon Sanders Law
  50. “Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.”― Ginni Rometty
  51. “To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” —Dorothy West
  52. “Stick to your true north― build greatness for the long term.”―Ruth Porat
  53. “Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” — Tony Robbins
  54. “Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story”—Tamara McCleary
  55. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “ — Alexander Graham Bell
  56. “Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.”―Meg Whitman
  57. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn
  58. “I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.”― Safra A. Catz
  59. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson
  60. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” ―Sara Blakely
  61. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho
  62. “I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them.” – Ursula Burn, CEO Xerox
  63. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison
  64. When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~ Audre Lorde (poet and feminist)
  65. “Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counterclockwise.” – Grace Hopper, pioneering computer scientist
  66. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow’. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher (author)
  67. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins
  68. Next time, ask: what’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. ~ Audre Lorde (writer and activist)
  69. “Life is a series of building, testing, changing and iterating.” – Lauren Mosenthal, CTO at Glassbreakers
  70. A lot of people would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear. ~ Allegra Versace (Italian heiress and socialite)
  71. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs
  72. Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them. ~ Stacy London (stylist)
  73. “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”  – Mae Jemison, first African American woman astronaut in space
  74. Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything. ~ Katia Beauchamp (co-founder of Birchbox)
  75. “It’s not about better time management. It’s about better life management” — Alexandra of The Productivity Zone
  76. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ~ Coco Chanel (fashion designer)
  77. “We need to understand that if we all work on inclusion together, it’s going to be faster, broader, better, and more thorough than anything we can do on our own.” – Ellen Pao, former Reddit CEO & current Project Include CEO
  78. Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the troublemaking individual. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney (playwright and poet)
  79. Life is tough my darling, but so are you. ~ Stephanie Bennett Henry (poet)
  80. Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful. ~ Ishita Gupta (founder of Fearless Magazine)
  81. You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.’ ~ Mariah Carey (singer and songwriter)
  82. There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. ~ Madam C.J. Walker (USA’s first female millionaire entrepreneur)
  83. Be a strong woman so your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man. ~ (from the Boss Lady Motivational Notebook)
  84. I might not be very smart, but I surround myself with smart people. ~ Barbara Mandrell (country singer)
  85. No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. ~ Alana Stewart (actress and model)
  86. I think art cannot be planned. The audience is too smart to get the dishonesty or ‘too much planning’ thing. I am not a legend, but I want to be one. I want to be known as an achiever. There is so much more that I can do. ~ Priyanka Chopra (Indian actress)
  87. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. ~ Anna Freud (Austrian-British psychoanalyst)
  88. 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 (founder of Huffington Post)
  89. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. ~ Maya Angelou (poet)
  90. Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected. ~ Lynda Barry (cartoonist and author)
  91. Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. ~ Katherine Dunham (dancer, choreographer)
  92. Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. ~ Serena Williams (tennis champion)
  93. Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene (writer)
  94. Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. ~ Sara Blakely (billionaire founder of Spanx)
  95. Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Supreme Court Justice)
  96. Be different, stand out, and work your butt off. ~ Reba McEntire (country singer)
  97. I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. ~ Coco Chanel (iconic fashion designer)
  98. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. ~ Coco Chanel (founder of Chanel)
  99. Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. ~ Michelle Obama (former First Lady)
  100. What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. ~ Meryl Streep (actress)
  101. Be daring, be first, be different, be just. ~ Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop)


In conclusion, motivational quotes for women can serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for women facing different challenges and obstacles in their lives. These quotes can remind women of their inner strength, resilience, and ability to overcome any adversity. They can also encourage women to pursue their dreams and goals with passion and determination. From famous female leaders to everyday women who have overcome obstacles, these quotes remind women of the power they possess within themselves. Whether it’s in their personal or professional lives, motivational quotes for women can help women stay focused, inspired, and motivated to achieve their goals.

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