172+ Best Confident Woman Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational confident woman quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Confident Woman Quotes

I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own. – Jessie J

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 learning. – Amy Poehler

Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident. – Elle King

She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again. – JmStorm

I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day. – Lynn Good

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t. – Jodi Picoult

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. – Marge Piercy

Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out. – Barbra Streisand

Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that you career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. – Lady Gaga

You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman. – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Let’s be clear, I’m a strong woman. – Bethenny Frankel

I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet. – Jane Fonda

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. – Madame Marie du Deffand

I think my confidence has developed over the years in terms of the speed at which I will reveal how collaborative I want to be. – Olivia Wilde

You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous. – Gabby Douglas

I think confidence does come with time, and I’ve been really surprised by that, actually. – Kate Winslet

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. – Diane Mariechild

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

I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man. – Karen Hawkins

Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way. – Sheri L. Dew

I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world. – Priyanka Chopra

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

Alone, by herself she built the kingdom that she wanted. — R. H. Sin

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. – Anna Freud

It takes a lot for you to find your confidence, but you shouldn’t let someone else be the person to find it for you. – Justine Skye

Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence. – Cathy Moriarty

Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself. – Nicole Scherzinger

Pain shapes a woman into a warrior. — R. H. Sin

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

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

Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you. – Jessica Williams

If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. – Katy Perry

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

The level of confidence women are able to build in women-only groups is important. – Mae Jemison

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate. – Jillian Michaels

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. – Charlotte Whitton

Sometimes I wake up and think I look horrible. And sometimes I see a strong woman. – Irina Shayk

A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, and perseveres… not matter what life at her.

I think confidence is a true form of beauty. – Becky G

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? – Marianne Williamson

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. – Amy Schumer

Strong women need not declare they can carry all the burdens in life. They just quietly do it and survive with a smile.

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

I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be? – Goldie Hawn

She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on. – Kaitlin Foster

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

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it. – Lillian Hellman

Find what makes you feel comfortable. The confidence you wear your clothes in is what’s really going to shine. – Hayley Hasselhoff

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. – Carly Simon

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique. – Hayley Hasselhoff

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gates

She’s proof that you can walk through hell and still be an angel. — R. H. Sin

For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination. – Jessica Williams

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I have a lot of confidence in myself, and I love that challenge as well. I love going to every competition as the favourite. It’s something I relish. – Katie Taylor

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

I like to play a strong woman, but a strong woman can also be very fragile and vulnerable at the same time. – Carice van Houten

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie

She may be broken for a while, but that’s ok. She’s working on her, cause she’s not one to leave a mess lying around. — JmStorm

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

Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good. – Ciara

When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble. When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble. – Barbara Taylor Bradford

Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard. – Olivia Wilde

Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence. – Michelle Obama

The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword to save her because she carries her own. — R. H. Sin

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. – Brene Brown

She is a queen. Her soul is royalty. — Adrian Michael

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

What made her strong was despite the million things that hurt her, she spoke of nothing. Nothing but happiness. — J. A.

I’m lucky my wife is a strong woman. She’s one of the stronger people I’ve ever met. It’s hard for me to be away, but I know my home life is fine because my wife is there. – Darius Rucker

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks

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

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you. – Lilly Singh

She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her. — Sylvester McNutt III

Believing in yourself and having confidence gives you outer strength. – Nikki Bella

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

Strong women don’t play the victim. Don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal. – Mandy Hale

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

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. – Rosalynn Carter

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. – Kavita Ramdas

She would rather walk alone in darkness than follow anyone else’s shadow. — R. G. Moon

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. – Mother Teresa

The girls who were unanimously considered beautiful often rested on their beauty alone. I felt I had to do things, to be intelligent and develop a personality in order to be seen as attractive. By the time I realized maybe I wasn’t plain and might even possibly be pretty, I had already trained myself to be a little more interesting and informed. – Diane Von Furstenberg

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices, always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess. – Sabrina Carpenter

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

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

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

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear. – Atticus

Her damaged petals are what made her more beautiful than all the other flowers. — A. J. Lawless

I never had confidence – never. The hardest thing to know is your own worth, and it took me years and years to find out what mine is. – Peggy Lipton

Half woman, half warrior. Delicate and strong. — R.H. Sin

She is kind but strong, and that is where so many mistake her. They interpret her kindness for weakness and force her to show her strength. — JmStorm

Figure out who are you separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self. With that, you can do anything else. – Angelina Jolie

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

Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good. – Diane von Furstenberg

I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy. – Queen Latifah

At 70 years old if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words ‘fuck off’ much more frequently. – Helen Mirren

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I’m able to do what I want without anybody thinking it’s dumb. – Amy Lee

I developed a great sense of self-confidence when I was very young. – Christie Hefner

Sometimes an angel, sometimes a hell raiser, always a strong woman. — R. H. Sin

She is full of wounds riddled with scars, but she is still standing and she is still beautiful. — R. H. Sin

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

The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will. — Amy Tenney

Give a woman pain and she’ll turn it into power. Give that woman chaos and she’ll create peace. — R. H. Sin

They tried to burn her not knowing she was a flame. — R. H. Sin

Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you. — Belle Estreller

And you, you scare people because you are whole all by yourself. — Lauren Alex Hooper

If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside. — Anonymous

Be good to her, she’s rare. — R. H. Sin

There’s fire in her… If loved correctly, she will warm your entire home. If abused, she will burn it down.  — Anonymous

I didn’t cause it. I can’t control it. I can’t cure it. But I won’t condone it. — Anonymous

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. — Anonymous

Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, notice more than you realize. — Anonymous

And you were just like the moon, so lonely, so full of imperfections. But just like the moon, you shined in times of darkness. — C. W.

She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away. — Rupi Kaur

A storm was coming, but that’s not what she felt. It was adventure on the wind and it shivered down her spine. — Atticus

A strong woman will automatically stop trying if she feels unwanted. She won’t fix it or beg, she’ll just walk away. — Anonymous

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.  — Anonymous

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. — Mo Willems

You were wild once. Don’t let them tame you. — Isadora Duncan

Work hard at being the BEST version of yourself. — Isadora Duncan

Yes! You are stronger than you think. — Heather A. Stillufsen

Rainy days are good for the soul. — Anonymous

Don’t let a little stormy weather get you down, there is always sunshine on the other side. — Heather A. Stillufsen

You must know this, there is always something out there that you can keep fighting for. So don’t give up. — Heather A. Stillufsen

Today, hang in there, hold on and be strong. Keep going. You will and you can get through this… — Heather A. Stillufsen

To be soft is to be powerful. — Anonymous

Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry. — Rupi Kaur

You’ll heal. You’ll be okay. You’ll let go. — PTLM

We are made of all those who have built and broken us.  — Atticus

The bravest thing she ever did was to stay alive each day. — Atticus

She wasn’t born herself. She found herself over a long and treacherous road. And the more treacherous the road became, the more of herself she found. — Atticus

You may not be everything you thought you’d be by now, but you can be the one who loves, serves, and gives her all, and waters and nurtures every plant in the garden that God has already given her. — Morgan Harper Nichols

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. — Anonymous

Beautiful girl, you were made to do hard things so believe in yourself. — Anonymous

Chin up, child. In my experience, when a life seems to be falling to pieces, it is usually falling into place. — Beau Taplin

She wore her scars as her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.  – Daniel Saint

She remembered who she was and the game changed. – Lalah Deliah

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. – Maya Angelou

The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.  –Author Unknown

Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself. – Susan B. Anthony

Never ever mistake her silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills, before the onset of a hurricane.   –Nikita Hill

She was brave and strong and broken all at once. – Anna Funder

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

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

A woman who opens her heart to love you, when its already broken, is braver than any person you’ll meet. – Steven Benson

She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another. – Sarah Addison Allen

I am mine. Before I am anyone else’s. – Nayyirah Waheed

You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served. – Nina Simone

Some women are lost in the fire. some women are built from it. – Michelle K., “Some”

She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she’s won. – Matt Baker

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength. – Brigitte Nicole

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron

Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.  –Mandy Hale

Storms make trees take deeper roots. – Dolly Parton

You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself. – Glinda, “Wizard of Oz”

After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not this enough, not that enough’, almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought: I’m enough. – Anna Quindlen

A strong woman builds other up because she knows what it’s like to be torn down. – Anonymous

As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire. – Jessica Kirkland

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. – Mary Oliver

I wanted to show that women are empowered and strong, and don’t have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of themselves using their intelligence and their power. – Gal Gadot

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism. – Cornelius Lindsey

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

She’s a strong cup of black coffee in a world that is drunk on the cheap wine of shallow love. – JmStorm

I know my worth. I’ve paid dearly for every ounce of it. – Alfa

Understand that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. – Michelle Obama

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