50+ Best Women’s Rights Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Women’s rights include the rights to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn an equal wage.Profoundly inspirational women’s rights quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Women’s Rights Quotes

To be free is not to have the power to do anything you like; it is to be able to surpass the given toward an open future. Simone de Beauvoir

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. Madeleine Albright

My own definition is a feminist is a man or a woman who says, yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, women and men, must do better. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do or achieve. Do what you want to do and be who you want to be. Just encourage and include each other, don’t ostracize the gender in front of you. Emma Watson

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. Audre Lorde

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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 Shumer

There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country. Hilary Clinton

I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you’re supposed to be to live a more authentic life. Laverne Cox

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

Short Women’s Rights Quotes

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. Sheryl Sandberg

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

We must raise both the ceiling and the floor. Sheryl Sandberg

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes. Bella Abzug

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

To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. Hillary Clinton

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Shelley

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! Maya Angelou

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

A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. Gloria Steinem

Inspirational Women’s Rights Quotes

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

You could make a case that, along with the technological revolution, the most provocative, upending destabilizing, thrilling change in the course of human history is that we’re finally in it… We’re here now, women are in the world, and we will not be bullied. Meryl Streep

When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous. Michelle Obama

Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman. Pearl S. Buck

Making it through the ceiling to the other side was simply a matter of running on a path created by every other woman’s footprints. Shonda Rhimes

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher

A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself. Lena Dunham

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 ass. Maya Angelou

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Yousafzai

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. Gloria Steinem

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. Malala Yousafzai

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

There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. Virginia Woolf

You should have dreams, you should have visions. Never let any obstacle stop you. Ruth Gruber

When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. Hillary Clinton

Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Now, we are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Gloria Steinem

Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands – two equally harmful disciplines. Simone de Beauvoir

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman. Diane von Furstenberg

There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer. Rihanna

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

A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human. Vera Nazarian

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

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. Arundhati Roy

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

Some men are so indoctrinated that they sincerely believe that other than cooking and cleaning the only thing that a woman can do better than them is being a woman. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul. Correta Scott King

We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. Gloria Steinem

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