Powerful Quotes About Women

We all look up to strong, independent women. But how do we become one ourselves? To become a confident and independent woman, you need to master the act of not giving in easily to feelings of self-doubt. You also need to strive hard not to back down or shy away from challenges.

A strong woman faces each day with the hopes and firm determination to achieve all that she sets her mind to do. When a strong woman fails at something, she gets back on her feet and keeps improving on herself until she attains her goals.

In this article, you will find an array of powerful quotes about women that will help you hold your head up high, focus on your dreams and be the courageous and independent woman you ought to be.

Quotes About Being a Confident, Strong & Independent Woman

  1. Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. Hillary Clinton
  2. “The most dangerous animal in the world is a silent smiling woman.” – Anonymous
  3. “Better to be strong than pretty and useless.” – Lilith Saintcrow
  4. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey
  5. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates
  6. “Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” – Anonymous
  7. “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
  8. If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher
  9. “I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart
  10. “A strong woman builds others up because she knows what it’s like to be torn down.” – Anonymous
  11. “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
  12. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” – Emma Watson
  13. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” – Beyoncé
  14. “The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  15. I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick as*s. Maya Angelou
  16. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild
  17. Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths. Lois Wyse
  18. A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re kind of ignorant.’ Anne Hathaway
  19. Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. Anne Sweeney
  20. I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe
  21. Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them. Candace Bushnell
  22. She believed she could, so she did. Unknown
  23. “People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.” – Princess Diana
  24. “I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. I identify much more with being a warrior – a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess.” – Emma Watson
  25. One is not born, but rather becomes a woman. Simone de Beauvoir
  26. Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman. Coco Chanel
  27. 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
  28. “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
  29. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  30. 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
  31. “After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost everynight, I woke up one morning and thought: I’m enough.” – Anna Quindlen
  32. A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman—no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover’s bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts. Gail Sheehy
  33. There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. Madeleine Albright
  34. Always be careful of what you hear about a woman. Rumors come from either a man who can’t have her or a woman who can’t compete with her. Unknown
  35. I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anaïs Nin
  36. You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. Brigham Young
  37. What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce. Mark Twain
  38. Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. Coco Chanel
  39. The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr
  40. The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. Yves Saint-Laurent
  41. 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 leading. Amy Poehler
  42. You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman. Jane Galvin Lewis
  43. I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on own side. Maya Angelou
  44. Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. Joseph Conrad
  45. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. Marilyn Monroe
  46. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
  47. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel
  48. “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” – Margaret Thatcher
  49. Here’s to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them. Unknown
  50. The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. | Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. I can hear the roar of women’s silence. Thomas Sankara
  52. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron
  53. 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
  54. The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world. Charles Malik
  55. When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  56. Little girls with dreams become women with a vision. Unknown
  57. Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. Nelson Mandela