101 Inspirational Quotes For Women To Keep You Motivated

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Women are strong, fierce, and independent, and there is nothing that a woman can’t achieve. Read these inspirational quotes for women and keep yourself motivated.

Believe in your abilities and work towards your dreams, and nothing can stop you from being successful. Keep scrolling as we bring you several inspirational quotes to keep the fire in you alive and motivate you to give your everything to achieve your goals.

Quotes About Inspiring Women

Success brings independence and gives you the freedom to live life on your terms. Read some inspiring quotes from women around the world, and do not forget to share these with your girl tribe

  1. “If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.” —Grace Hopper
  1. “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” —Tory Burch
  1. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” —Florence Nightingale
  1. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” —Anne Sweeney
  1. “Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.” —Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
  1. “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” —Margaret Thatcher
  1. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” —Rhonda Hansome
  1. “Fighting for happiness is the hardest thing you’ll ever fight for, but it’s the only thing worth fighting for.” —Lilly Singh
  1. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ―Nora Ephron
  1. “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.” ―Mark Twain
  1. “Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was 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.” –Janelle Monáe
  1. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong; it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G.D. Anderson
  1. “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
  1. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” —Diane Mariechild
  1. “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
  1. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” —Michelle Obama
  1. A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with” —Ellen J. Barrier
  1. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” —Oprah Winfrey
  1. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” —Marge Piercy
  1. “A woman can lead effectively. She has what it takes to be a great leader.” —Gift Gugu Mona

Inspirational Strong Women Quotes

Women are strong, independent, and unstoppable. Here are some inspiring quotes on how strong women are changing the world.

  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
  1. “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
  1. “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” —Melinda Gates
  1. “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” ―Virginia Woolf
  1. “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” —Audrey Hepburn
  1. “I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe
  1. “Strong women need not declare they can carry all the burdens in life. They just quietly do it and survive with a smile.” —Princess Maleiha Bajunaid Candao
  1. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” —Vivian Greene
  1. “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
  1. “Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.” —Indra Nooyi
  1. “I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.” —Demi Lovato
  1. “A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” —Thomas Hardy
  1. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” —Audrey Hepburn
  1. “Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” —Anita Roddick
  1. “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
  1. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” —Helen Keller
  1. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.” —Caroline Myss
  1. “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
  1. “We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.” —Rosalyn Sussman
  1. “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
  1. “A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” —Carly Simon

Short Inspirational Quotes for Women

Inspiring words don’t always have to be long and boring. Small words can have a big impact sometimes. Keep reading for some short inspirational quotes for women.

  1. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ―Brigham Young
  1. “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” —Taylor Swift
  1. “Women are the real architects of society.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe
  1. “To be woman is to be a sacrifice.” —Alexis Henderson
  1. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” —Jennifer Lopez
  1. “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” —Atticus
  1. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” —Serena Williams
  1. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” —Malala Yousafzai
  1. “The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” —Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  1. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” —Melissa Etheridge
  1. “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” —Rosalynn Carter
  1. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” —Meryl Streep
  1. “I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” —Mary Wollstonecraft
  1. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates
  1. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” —Louisa May Alcott
  1. “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.” —Coretta Scott King
  1. “She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away.” —Rupi Kaur
  1. “Amazing things happen when women help other women.” —Kasia Gospos
  1. “All the people who knock me down only inspire me to do better.” —Selena Gomez
  1. “The greatest gift to man is woman, But the greatest gift to woman is herself.” —C.C. Campbell
  1. “Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions.” —Shannon L. Alder

Inspirational Quotes For Working Women

To reach new milestones and win the world with confidence, here are a few inspirational quotes for working women.

  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” —Diana Ross
  1. “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” —Anne Frank
  1. “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
  1. “I am thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” —Alex Elle
  1. “Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.” —Susana Martinez
  1. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” —Iyanla Vanzant
  1. “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
  1. “If you can dance and be free and not be embarrassed, you can rule the world.” —Amy Poehler
  1. “Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.” —Heidi Johnson
  1. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” —Maya Angelou
  1. “Most women I know are priestesses and healers, although many don’t know it yet, and some never will. We are all of us sisters of a mysterious order.” —Marianne Williamson
  1. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” —Beyonce
  1. “She does not know what the future holds, but she is grateful for slow and steady growth.” —Morgan Harper Nichols
  1. “I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in even if it makes you vulnerable amazing things can and will happen.” —Emma Watson
  1. “I’m not happy all the time, and I wouldn’t want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody.” —Dolly Parton

Inspirational Quotes About Strength For Women

There is nothing in this world that a woman cannot achieve. All she needs is strength, confidence, and guidance to prove her mettle.

  1. “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
  1. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” —Hillary Clinton
  1. “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” —Calamity Jane
  1. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” —Janis Joplin
  1. “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
  1. “Success as a woman has changed me. That’s what I feel is the first thing. When I feel like a successful woman as a rounded human being, then it feeds my work in a broader way so it becomes more interesting.” —Jacqueline Bisset
  1. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde
  1. “Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” —Nancy Pelosi
  1. “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
  1. “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” —Wilma Rudolph
  1. “I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.” —Angelina Jolie
  1. “No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind.” ―Nikki Rowe
  1. “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” —Charlotte Whitton
  1. “A smart woman fixes her own crown and does not dethrone other women from their own glory. For she knows on her own, she is strong.” —Gift Gugu Mona
  1. “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” —Maya Angelou
  1. “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.” —Audrey Hepburn
  1. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” —Helen Keller
  1. “The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” —Susan B. Anthony
  1. “Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.” —Edna Gardner Whyte
  1. “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” —Clare Boothe Luce

Women face a lot of difficulties each day to make a mark. The sacrifice of those who dedicate themselves to their families often goes unappreciated. Self-love and self-development are crucial for women to be happy and healthy. It needs a little inspiration to make her realize her strengths and capabilities to achieve what she aspires. These inspirational quotes for women provide the right words of encouragement and appreciation to drive them to reach greater heights. After all, there is nothing in this world that a woman cannot accomplish.

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Shivank is an experienced professional with a passion for writing, editing, and research. With a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from IEL, Dehradun, he previously worked as a production editor. Shivank transitioned into a writer/editor, contributing to various publications as a freelancer. He writes literature, including quotes, poems and wishes, for MomJunction. He has a special interest in music and... more