30 Strong Women Quotes to Inspire Strength and Courage

Despite what society has brainwashed us into believing, women are much stronger and more capable of greatness than we all think. These inspirational strong women quotes will help show you that life is what you make of it and that there are no limits to what you can accomplish. The road may be difficult, but a necessary one to take in order to rise above the limited expectations placed on us.

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“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

“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

“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

“Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.” | Katharine Hepburn

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” | Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” | Ellen Degeneres

“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

“I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look pitiful, you don’t point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart.” ― C. JoyBell C.

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

“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” | Melissa Etheridge

“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

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

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” | Janis Joplin

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

“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

“I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as you give us.” | Louisa May Alcott

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

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

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

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

“What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?” | Karen Salmansohn

“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

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

“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

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” | Ruth Gordo

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

“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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” | Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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