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35 Empowering Quotes From The World’s Most Inspiring Women

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We all have times when we feel less than fabulous. Times when when we feel unworthy, unloveable and downright incapable. It’s not always easy to pick yourself back up when self-doubt starts to creep in, which is why we’ve compiled 35 empowering quotes from some of the most inspiring women on the earth. After all, you can never have too many feel good boosters at our disposal.

35 Empowering Quotes From The World’s Most Inspiring Women

1) “To all the little girls who are watching, 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

2) “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai

 

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3) “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

4) “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson

5) “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

6) “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

 

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7) “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

8) “Women are always saying,’We can do anything that men can do’ but men should be saying,’We can do anything that women can do.'”‬ – Gloria Steinem

9) “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

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

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

12) “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

13)  “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

14) “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop.

15)  “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates

16)  “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

 17) “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem

18)  “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

19) “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

 

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20) “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

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

22) “Feminism is for everybody” – Bell Hooks

23) “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

24) “The more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.” – Emma Watson

 25) “Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.” – Shonda Rhimes

26)  “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

27)  “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

28) “Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I’m well aware of, but that’s just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history—empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.” – Hillary Clinton

 

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29) “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”- Beyoncé

30) “I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” – Maya Angelou

31) “I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” – Meryl Streep

32) “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

33) “For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious – or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution.” – Naomi Wolf

34) “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going — let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.” – Hillary Clinton

35)  “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”- Sheryl Sandberg