Inspirational Quotes for Women

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power. – George Meredith

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When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. – Diane Von Furstenberg

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

Women must learn to play the game as men do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice. – Helen Keller

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

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

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. – Toni Morrison

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

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

The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board. – D.M. Timney

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Your silence will not protect you. – Audre Lorde

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

Inspirational Quotes for Black Women

Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now. – Audre Lorde

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts. – Nikki Giovanni

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Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for. – Marian Wright Edelman

What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine. – Oprah Winfrey

I always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were. – Katherine Dunham

There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints. – Rita Dove

The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions. – Nikki Giovanni

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.

I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.

There’s so much creativity in brokenness. Brokeness will have you making it work.

God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear. – Ruby Dee

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Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer. – Oprah Winfrey

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. – Oprah Winfrey

I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. – Oprah Winfrey

Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. – Marian Wright Edelman

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. – Coretta Scott King

We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. – Angela Davis

I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that. – Anita Hill

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. – Althea Gibson

It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it. – Lena Horne

I get angry about things, then go on and work. – Toni Morrison

What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. – Oprah Winfrey

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If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself. – Gabrielle Union

Inspirational Words for Women

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. – Martha Stewart

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If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just. – Anita Roddick

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible! – Audrey Hepburn

Well-behaved women seldom make history. – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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

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

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin

Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it. – Tory Burch

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

Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. – Queen Victoria

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

We have too many high-sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them. – Abigail Adams

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. – Maya Angelou

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for it. – Katharine Whitehorn

When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. – Cathy Guisewite

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You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore

Short Inspirational Quotes for Women

If you don’t live your life, then who will? – Rihanna

They tried to bury us; they did not know we were the seeds. – Mexican Proverb

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She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away. – Rupi Kaur

One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it. – Marjane Satrapi

Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. – Janice Trachtman

Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change. – Iyanla Vanzant

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