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350 Empowering Inspirational Quotes To Empower Women

In a world where strong women are still fighting for equal rights and opportunities, these women empowering quotes serve as a reminder of the strength and resilience of every woman and young girl. There are lots of empowering inspirational quotes to make your day.

These quotes are not just words, but a source of inspiration and motivation for women to break free from societal norms and strive towards their goals. 

"If you worry about every little tiny criticism, you won’t get up in the morning."- Anna Wintour

We have curated a list of some of the best inspirational quotes on gender equality and empowerment spoken by, authors, politicians, celebrities, great leaders, and more. 

Whether you need a confidence boost or a little extra encouragement, these quotes and important things are sure to lift your spirits and make you feel like the unstoppable force that you are!

Here is the scoop on the best empowering inspirational quotes for women!

350 Empowering Inspirational Quotes For Women

1.”If you worry about every little tiny criticism, you won’t get up in the morning.”- Anna Wintour

2. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

3. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

4. “All we need is just a little patience.” – Guns N’ Roses

5. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

6. “You can’t always please everyone, and above all, you shouldn’t.” – Franca Sozzani

7. “Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself.” – Charles Bukowski

8. “In the end, we’ll all become stories.” – Margaret Atwood

9. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

10. “Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides.” – Garth Brookes, the River

11. “Normality is a paved road: it is comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” – Vincent Van Gogh

12. “Great things are not done in impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

13. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

14. “What seems to us as bitter trails are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

15. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

16. “It’s not that some people have willpower and others don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” – James Gordoon

17. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

18. “A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life.” – Virginia Woolf

19. “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

20. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

21. “I would always rather be happy than dignified.” – Jane Eyre

22. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

23. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

24. “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.” – Denzel Washington

25. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

26. “The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances; that was and is our common purpose.” – Madeleine Albright

27. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

28. “Love is friendship set to music, as is all amazing things.” – Unknown

29. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

30. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

31. “So don’t wipe your eyes, tears remind you you’re alive.” – Ed Sheeren

32. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler

33. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

34. “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace

35. “Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.” – The Beatles

"Whisper words of wisdom, let it be." - The Beatles

36. “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato

37. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

39. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

40. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

41. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

42. “Luxury lies not in the richness of things, but in the absence of vulgarity.” – Coco Chanel

43. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

44. “We rise and we fall and we break we fall and we make our mistakes.” – Hamilton

45. “You cannot allow other peoples opinions, comments, or decisions effect how you feel about yourself.” – Zendaya Coleman

46. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

47. “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.” – Napoleon Hill

48. “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.” – Stephen King

49. “I wish you a kinder sea.” – Emily Dickinson

50. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

51. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

52. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that is the one that is going to help you grow.” – Caroline Myss

53. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

54. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

55. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

56. “You still have enough time to make yourself who you want to be.” – S.E. Hinton

57. “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” – Brad Henry

58. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

59. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

60. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want”- Anna Wintour

61. “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

62. “Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we are all equal in the end.” – Pink Floyd

63. “Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickenson

64. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis

65. “My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” – Coco Chanel

66. “I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.” -Jane Austen, Emma

67. “The key to success is to start before you are ready.” – Marie Forleo

68. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

69. “It is never too late to be who you might be.” – George Eliot

70. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

71. “Doubt is a killer. You have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

72. “I tell you all the time, heaven is a place on earth with you.” – Lana Del Rey, Video Games

73. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

74. “They say love is the best investment- the more you give, the more you get in return.” – Audrey Hepburn

75. “The only way to have a good day is to start it with a positive attitude.” – Unknown

76. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra best thing.” – Unknown

77. “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah

78. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Muhammad Ali

79. “If you are able to look yourself in the mirror everyday with the decisions you make, that’s where power starts.” – Selena Gomez

80. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

81. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

82. “Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true.” – Unknown

83. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere joy of living is enough.” – Emily Dickinson

84. “Be the woman you needed when you were younger.” – Unknown

85. “Chase your dreams but always know the road that will lead you home again.” – Tim McGraw

86. “You are never too small to make a difference.” – Greta Thunberg

87. “The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” – Robert Downey Jr.

88. “You can’t master your future if you’re still a slave of your past.” – Rhianna

89. “Don’t wait a long time for opportunities, create them.” – Unknown

90. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

91. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Bee

92. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

93. “We have to lift each other up, not try and tear each other down.” – Ariana Grande

94. “You must expect great things of yourself before you do them.” – Michael Jordan

95. “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.” – Gloria Steinem

96. “I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.” – Emily Dickinson

97. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

98. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Rosevelt

99. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett

100. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

101. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.” – Tony Robbins

102. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself that you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

103. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree

104. It’s the mark of a backward society — or a society moving backward — when decisions are made for women by men.” – Melinda Gates

105. “No one has even become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

"No one has even become poor by giving." - Anne Frank

106. “Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.” – Buzz Aldrin

107. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

108. “You live but once, you might as well be amusing.” – Coco Chanel

109. “I’d rather be hated for who I am. Than loved for who I am not.” – Kurt Cobain

110. “Our scars make us know that our past was for real.” – Jane Austen

111. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

112. “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

113. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

114. “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

115. “You’re ripped at every edge but you’re a masterpiece.” – Halsey, Colors

116. “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

117. “Don’t wait for inspiration, it comes while working.” – Henri Matisse

118. “Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface.” – Moana

119. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown

120. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got this.” – Chantal Sutherland

121. “A comfort zone is a beautiful place with a lot of people, but nothing ever grows there.” – Unknown

122. “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

123. “Creativity is your voice. Use it.” – unknown

124. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love, it will not let you stray.” – Rumi

125. “Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Lourie

126. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

127. “Where thou art, that is home.” – Emily Dickinson

128. “I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.” – Walt Whitman

129. “Remember what that little voice says, if you play small, you stay small.” – Unknown

130. “Art is what you can get away with” – Andy Warhol

131. “To make living itself an art, that is the goal.” – Henry Miller

132. “The story you’ve created is not the story you have to keep living, a better place with the right people is there for the taking.” – Unknown

133. “I am more powerful than I am damaged, and I will rise from an abyss you drown me in.” – Nakita Gill

134. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

135. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

136. “The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics – and our external ones too – the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are – as women and as mothers.” – Arianna Huffington

137. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

138. “My mind is the sun, and my heart is the moon. In the sky between them, there I am.” – Cristen Rodgers

139.”“She was brave, and strong, and broken all at once.” – Anna Funder

140. “If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.” – Rupi Kaur

"If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise." - Rupi Kaur

141. “Don’t let your body bully your mind.” – June Tomaso Wood

142. “I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.” – Cheyanne Royale

143. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp

144. “Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral. Pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”  Shonda Rhimes

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

146. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

147. “A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” – Marilyn Monroe

148. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel

149. “She didn’t need to be saved. She needed to be found and appreciated, for exactly who she was.” – Iron Word

150. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

151. “Independence is happiness.” – Susan B. Anthony

152. “When there are so many haters and negative things, I really don’t care.” – Kim Kardashian

153. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Virginia Rometty

154. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Clinton

155. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

156. “I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

157. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe

158. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

159. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

160. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

161. “I am lucky that whatever fear I have within me, my desire to win is always stronger.” – Serena Williams

162. “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

163. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne

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

165. “I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” – Reese Witherspoon

166. “I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence.” – Kelly Ayotte

167. “We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.” – Brené Brown

168. “I never lose. Either I win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela

169. “Confidence is the best fashion accessory.” – Vivienne Westwood

170. “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

171. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

172. “Don’t let anyone tell you you’re weak because you’re a woman.” – Mary Kom

173. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

174. “If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.” – Toni Morrison

"If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down." - Toni Morrison

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

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

177. “She lives the poetry she cannot write.” – Oscar Wilde

178. “A dress for a woman, it’s a weapon.” – Donatella Versace

179. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery

180. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

181. “You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

182. “You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey

183. “It’s no good being easily swayed by peoples opinions. You have to believe in yourself.” – Donatella Versace

184. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

185. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart, I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath

186. “Don’t be afraid to take time to learn. They paid me to learn.” – Vera Wang

187. “People will stare- make it worth their while.” – Tom Ford

188. “When someone says you can’t do it, do it twice and take a picture.” – Vogue

189. “I am not a has-been. I am a will-be.” – Lauren Bacall

190. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna

191. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

192. “You can’t be successful if you’re not willing to risk failure.” – Michelle Obama

193. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

194. “You can’t get a new beginning with a negative mind, when you don’t live your own truth in your own terms.” – Unknown

195. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

196. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

197. “Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

198. “It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” – Emma Watson

199. “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” – Michelle Obama

200. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

201. “The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” – Ashley Rickards

202. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

203. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

204. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

205. “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg

206. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.” – Jillian Michaels

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

208. “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

209. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

210. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

211. “Even if you aren’t sure of yourself, pretend that you are, because it makes it clearer for everyone else.” – Anna Wintour

212. “Know your worth, then add tax.” – unknown

213. “Believe in yourself and be prepared to work hard.” – Stella Mccartney

214. “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

215. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” – Louisa May Alcott

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

217. “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world.” – Beyoncé

218. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

219. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

220. “I am not afraid… I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc

221. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

222. “I don’t miss no ex, I don’t miss no text, I choose not to respond.” – SZA

223. “The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the people in your life, especially those who affect you the most. It takes a lot of strength to love, but it’s worth it in the end.” – Elizabeth Taylor

224. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde

225. “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” – Jay-Z

226. “You don’t have to be sorry for doing it on your own.” – Harry Styles

227. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

228. “In art there is only one thing that counts; the thing you can’t explain.” – Georges Braque

229. “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

230. “Take a sad song and make it better.” – The Beatles

231. “You just need a love for what you’re doing. It’s not about thinking that it’s the cool thing, it’s about really believing in it.” – Anna Wintour

232. “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.” – Madam C.J. Walker

233. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

234. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

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

236. “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” – Susan B. Anthony

237. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

238. “All you’re life you were only waiting for this moment to arrive.” – The Beatles

239. “I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all standard for happiness.” – Kanye West

240. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

241. “I’m not afraid to take a stand. Everybody come take my hand. We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm. Just letting you know that, you’re not alone.” – Eminem

242. “It is easier to go where there already is a path forged. But the most rewarding trails are the ones we make for ourselves, our own paths. Those are ones we can leave behind for others to follow.” – Ralph Waldo Emmerson

243. “An artist cannot fail- it is an accomplishment to be one.” – Charles Horton Cooley

244. “I am not a victim. No matter what I have been through, I’m still here. I have a history of victory.” – Steve Maraboli

245. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung

246. “The things you are passionate are not random, they are your calling.” – Fabienne Fredrickson

247. “The rest is silence.” – William Shakespeare

248. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon

249. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa

250. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

251. “Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty

252. “As long as I’m here no one can hurt you.” – Billie Eilish

253. “Art should be something that liberates your soul.” – Keith Haring

254. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

255. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

256. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

257. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

258. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

259. “The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” – Enid Blyton

260. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” – Bell Hooks

261. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

262. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

263. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

264. “Women, you are the strong man you need in your life on your bad and good days. You are capable of providing all your basic human needs. You can succeed when half of a chance presents itself.” – Unknown

265. “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” – The Beatles

266. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

267. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

268. “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X

269. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

270. “There are two types of people in this world: those who make things happen and those who watch things happen. Be the first.” – Mary Kay Ash

271. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

272. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

273. “Life is like a camera, focus on the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.” – Anonymous

274. “It’s okay if it’s taking more time than you thought.” – Dhiman

275. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

276. “Legacy, what is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in the garden you never get to see.” – Hamilton

277. “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is now you’re in the world.” – Elton John

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

279. “The words you speak become your possible future, don’t make it little room of your deepest fear.” – Unknown

280. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." - John D. Rockefeller

281. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

282. “Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.” – Henry Ward Beecher

283. “But I promise you this, I’ll always look out for you.” – Coldplay

284. “It’s not the appearance, it’s the essence. It’s not the money, it’s the education. It’s not the clothes, it’s the class.” – Coco Chanel

285. “In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – The Beatles

286. “Black Woman, deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way.” – Nikki Giovanni

287. “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

288. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

289. “Young people, if you want to live a more authentic life, stop asking for permission.” – Unknown

290. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller

291. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

292. “I don’t want to live in a man’s world anymore. If you have a mother, daughter or a friend, maybe it is time, time you comprehend the world that you live in ain’t the same one as them, so don’t punish me for not being a man” – MARINA

293. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

294. “People do not decide their futures; they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” – F.M Alexander

295. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross

296. “Life is worth living again.” – Justin Bieber

297. “You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose I’m winning.” – John Legend

298. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

299. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

300. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

301. “It is not what we think or feel that makes us who we are. It is what we do. Or fail to do.” – Jane Austen

302. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

303. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

304. “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably, magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller

305. “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

306. “You get what anybody gets- you get a lifetime.” – Neil Gaiman

307. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

308. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

309. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

310. “Life’s a bitch. It’s not the shit we face that defines us, it’s how we deal with it.” – Ahmed Mostafa

311. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

312. “I have really all but given up trying, but I did it because it was a lifelong dream.” – Vera Wang

313. “I love when people underestimate me and then become pleasantly surprised.” – Kim Kardashian

314. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

315. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

316. “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” – Sheryl Sandberg

317. “Believe in something larger than yourself.” – Barbara Bush

318. “The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

319. “A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable within herself.” – Vera Wang

320. “The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.” – Benjamin Disraeli

321. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

322. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

323. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

324. “Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

325. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you.” – T. Harv Eker

326. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

327. “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

328. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

329. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

330. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

331. “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

332. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” – Albert Einstein

333. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

334. “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” – Charles F. Kettering

335. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

336. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

337. “Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” – Lemony Snicket

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

339. “Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worth the trip.” -Glenn Beck

340. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

341. “Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.” – Atticus

342. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

343. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

344. “In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.” – Buddha

345. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

346. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

347. “True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

348. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

349. “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

350. “You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing.” – Jack Butcher

"You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing." - Jack Butcher

Final Thoughts

That is the scoop on the best women empowerment quotes to inspire you!

We hope that these quotes for the empowerment of women have inspired good thoughts and motivated you to be your best self on a daily basis in honor of Women’s History Month, women’s rights, International Women’s Day, and the struggles of the everyday woman. 

Remember that your gender does not define your worth or limit your potential, and that you have the power to create change with your own dreams and make a difference in the world.

Let these quotes be a great way to remind you of the strength and resilience that lies within you, and never forget that you are capable of achieving good things, and anything you set your mind to. 

We encourage you to share these quotes with family members, black women, little girls, or other women in your life and spread the message of female empowerment for International Women’s Day, women’s history month, or in honor of all women.

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