136+ Best Women Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Most Famous Women Quotes

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

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

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

“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

“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

“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” – Rhonda Hansome

“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

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

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

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

“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

“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” – Margaret Thatcher

“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

“Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That’s what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordon

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J. K. Rowling

“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“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

“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

“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al Anon

“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

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

“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

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” – Susan B. Anthony

“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

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

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

“Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth.” – Emily Dickinson

“Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!” – Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.” – Virginia Woolf

“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

“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

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Success breeds confidence.” – Beryl Markham

“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” – Rosalind Russell

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“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

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

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

“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.” – Arlene Rankin

“We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.” – Susan B. Anthony

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

“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

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

“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

“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

“When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.” – Steffi Graf

“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

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

“You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” – Marsha Evans

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

“You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” – Byron Katie

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want. – Madonna

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t. – Rhonda Hansome

A Strong Woman Is One Who Is Able To Smile This Morning Like She Wasn’t Crying Last Night. ― Unknown

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it. – D.H. Lawrence –

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

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

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

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

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. — Melinda Gates

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. – Rudyard Kipling –

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

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more. ― Erica Jong

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. – John Lennon –

Be a Girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a Lady with class. ― Anonymous

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. – Joseph Conrad –

Dear Stress, Let’s Break up. ― Unknown

Do Not Judge You Don’t Know What Storm I’ve Asked Her To Walk Trough. ― God

Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams! ― Gabby Douglas

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. — Janis Joplin

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. ― Jennifer Lopez

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. ― Oprah Winfrey

I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. – Oscar Wilde –

I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head. ― Princess Diana

I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous. ― Reese Witherspoon

I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said. – Thuli Madonsela

I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled. – Charlize Theron –

I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it. – Hoda Kotb

I want to do it 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

I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships. – Gilda Radner –

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

If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. – Aristotle Onassis –

If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all. – George Bernard Shaw –

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

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

In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits. – Arnold Schwarzenegger –

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

It’s simple. Women only nag when they feel unappreciated. – Louis de Bernieres –

It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. – Taylor Swift

It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. ― Taylor Swift

Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed. ― Unknown

Knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.- Anais Nin

No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed. – Billie Jean King

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. ― Maya Angelou

Power to me is the ability to make a change in a positive way. ― Victoria Justice

Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyoncé Knowles Carter

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

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. – Oprah Winfrey

The best protection any woman can have … is courage. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole. – Jane Fonda

The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world. ― Charles Malik

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

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ― Coco Chanel

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

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. — Michelle Obama

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey

What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. — Meryl Streep

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

When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts. —​ Helen Keller

Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them. – Michael Hutchence

Women are made to be loved, not understood. – Oscar Wilde

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting. – Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. – James Thurber

Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders. – Oscar Wilde

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed. – Geoffrey Chaucer

Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen. – Compton Mackenzie

Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. – Author Unknown

Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love. – H. L. Mencke

Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it. – Helen Reddy

Women want love to be a novel, men a short story. – Daphne du Maurier

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Timothy Leary

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. – Amelia Earhart

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. ― A.A. Milne

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. ― Melissa Etheridge

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. – Brigham Young

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. – Brigham Young

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

You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone. ― Tina Fey

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