32 Empowering Strong Women Quotes

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In honor of Women of Color Day, we are sharing with you these 32 strong women quotes. They’re witty, inspiring, and best of all, they’re real. Every woman will be able to identify with these strong women quotes.

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When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. -Bette Davis 

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

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

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I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto. -Demi Lovato

Figure out who you are 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 because with that, you can do anything else. -Angelina Jolie

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

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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 am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That’s exactly what I’ve done. I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities. -Whoopi Goldberg

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

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If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. -Katherine Hepburn

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, American author

Never dull your shine for somebody else. -Tyra Banks

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Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. -Ella Fitzgerald

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 that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. -Marie Curie

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

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I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity. -Michelle Obama

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

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life. -Oprah Winfrey

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Judy Garland: ‘Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. -Judy Garland

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. -Malala Yousafzai

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. -Beyonce 

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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

You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked female. -Erin McKean

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

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

I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy. -Diane von Furstenberg

I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. -Angelina Jolie on her double mastectomy

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

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

Why has the word [feminism] become such an uncomfortable one? It is not the word that is important; it’s the idea and the ambition behind it. -Emma Watson

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

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

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