Women’s History Month Quotes 2020

If someone asks me who inspires you the most in daily life, then my answer is mother. We have so many women in the world who inspire us in every aspect of life.

In our last article, we have also shared quotes about Black History Month; you can also read about these quotes.

We have collected one of the best quotes in honor of celebrating Women’s History Month. We have shared the best 143 Women’s History Month Quotes with you, which are mentioned below.

Best Women’s History Month Quotes

A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re very ignorant.’ – Anne Hathaway

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim. – Maya Angelou

A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

An evidence that our will has been broken is that we begin to thank God for that which once seemed so bitter, knowing that his will is good and that, in His time and in His way, He is able to make the most bitter waters sweet. – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. – Marian Anderson

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation. – Susan B. Anthony

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller

Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. – Tina Fey

Don’t assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God. You don’t have to have exceptional gifts, talents, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory. – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin

Each of us is accountable to God for our personal holiness. Humbling yourself by letting others into your life and allowing them to help you and hold you accountable will release the sanctifying, transforming grace of God in your life. – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. – Maya Angelou

Every day as I get older, I appreciate women more and more. When you’re between the ages of 15 and 19, maybe you see women as competition, as opposed to lifesavers and people that hold your hand and have experienced pretty much everything that you have. So the more women in my life, the better. – Adele

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! – Anne Frank

Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie. – Gloria Steinem

Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to ‘choose’ between public justice and private happiness. – Susan Faludi

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Find out who you are and do it on purpose. – Dolly Parton

Following Christ has nothing to do with success as the world sees success. It has to do with love. – Madeleine L’Engle

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. – Virginia Woolf

For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women. – Elizabeth Blackwell

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

Getting past those labels, for me, pretty much really easy because I define myself. – Serena Williams

Great necessities call out great virtues. – Abigail Adams

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person. – Sandra Day O’Connor

Helmer: “Before all else you are a wife and a mother.” Nora: ‘That I no longer believe. I believe that before all else I am a human being. – Ibsen

How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation? – Emma Watson

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

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. – Florence Nightingale

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. – Hillary Clinton

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 am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Brontë

I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God. – Elisabeth Elliot

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

I am not here for women only, but also for women. – Angela Merkel

I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself. – Simone de Beauvoir

I decided it is better to scream. . . . Silence is the real crime against humanity. – Nadezhda Mandelstam

I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth. – Sonia Sotomayor

I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. – Emma Watson

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I endeavor to make the most of everything. – Victoria Woodhull

I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength. – Anaïs Nin

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. – Jane Austen

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

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading. – Amy Poehler

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too. – Elizabeth I, Queen of England

I know what every colored woman in this country is doing. . . . Dying. Just like me. But the difference is they dying like a stump. Me, I’m going down like one of those redwoods. I sure did live in this world. – Toni Morrison

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 myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. – Rebecca West

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estée Lauder

I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least. – Dorothy Day

I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story — I will. – Amy Schumer

I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the night. – Mary Gardiner Brainard

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

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah Bankhead

If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend. – Charlotte Brontë

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. – Abigail Adams

If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled. – Elizabeth Blackwell

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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. – Margaret Mead

If we do anything to further the kingdom of God, we may expect to find what Christ found on that road – abuse, indifference, injustice, misunderstanding, trouble of some kind. Take it. Why not? To that you were called. – Elisabeth Elliot

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. – Catherine Cook

I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side. – Maya Angelou

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people. – Wilma Mankiller

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

It is a fact that when you change a girl’s life, you effect her vision of herself and her immediate world and the world that she will have an impact on. – Oprah Winfrey

It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t. – Carol K. Carr

It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question ‘who am I’ except the voice inside herself. – Betty Friedan

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

It’s not about finding ways to avoid God’s judgment and feeling like a failure if you don’t do everything perfectly. It’s about fully experiencing God’s love and letting it perfect you. It’s not about being somebody you are not. It’s about becoming who you really are. – Stormie Omartian

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. – Helen Keller

Keep your face towards the light of the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadows. – Helen Keller

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. – Mother Teresa

Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power. – Gloria Steinem

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My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster he could too. – Mia Hamm

My dreams had to be His dreams, the ones He placed in my heart. They couldn’t be the ones I thought I should have, or needed for the purpose of making other people like me. – Stormie Omartian

My mother did not raise me to ask for permission to lead. – Ayanna Pressley

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself to the usual lot of women who bow their heads and become concubines. – TrieuThi Trinh

Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams. – Hillary Clinton

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. – Mae Jemison

No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens. – Michelle Obama

No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own own body. – Margaret Sanger

No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion. – Carrie Chapman Catt

Nobody has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie

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Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie

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

Once we agree with God that we exist for His pleasure and His glory, we can accept whatever comes into our lives as a part of His sovereign will and purpose. We will not resent, resist, or reject the hard things, but embrace them as friends, sovereignly designed by God to make us more like Jesus and to bring glory to Himself. – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

One is not born a woman, one becomes one. – Simone de Beauvoir

Parents can only give good advice or put them [children] on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank

Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. – Helen Keller

Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? – Lillian Hellman

Some people ask: ‘Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?’ Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general — but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. – Oprah Winfrey

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart. – Helen Keller

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. – Anne Frank

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. – Gloria Steinem

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The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that…women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves. – Louise Otto

The kindest words/my father said to me/women like you/drown oceans. – Rupi Kaur

The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. – Beyoncé

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

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

The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. – Marianne Williamson

The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble. – Serena Williams

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

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There is only one way of victory over the bitterness and rage that comes naturally to us–To will what God wills brings peace. – Amy Wilson-Carmichael

Though my natural instinct is to wish for a life free from pain, trouble, and adversity, I am learning to welcome anything that makes me conscious of my need for Him. If prayer is birthed out of desperation, then anything that makes me desperate for God is a blessing. – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Today it is fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them. – Mother Teresa
Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit. – Dianne Feinstein

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. – Helen Keller

Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society. – Sonia Sotomayor

We all deserve to have our stories told. And we all have much to gain by walking in other people’s shoes. – Kerry Washington

We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of industry and technology. Our potential is unlimited. We rise. – Alicia Keys

We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in the workplace, it’s true in marriage, it’s true ever place. – Elizabeth Warren

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

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

We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion what is and what is not their ‘proper sphere.’ The proper sphere for all human beings is the largest and highest which they are able to attain to. – Harriet Taylor Mill

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. – Marian Wright Edelman

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

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

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly. – Margaret Atwood

What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. – Eleanor Powell

Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. – Tina Fey

Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may only be one step to the summit. – Diane Westlake

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Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women. – Nora Ephron

When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits. – Melinda Gates

Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘Wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people do the same. – Gloria Steinem

Where there is a woman there is magic. – Ntozake Shange

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. – Willa Cather

Without justice there can be no love. – Bell Hooks

Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish. – Michelle Obama

Women are the real architects of society. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women more than men can strip war of its glamour and its out-of-date heroisms and patriotisms, and see it as a demon of destruction and hideous wrong. – Lillian Wald

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

You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving. – Amy Carmichael

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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 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

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. – Michelle Obama

Your path with its unexplained sorrow or turmoil, and mine with its sharp flints and briers – and both our paths, with their unexplained perplexity, their sheer mystery – they are His paths, on which he will show himself loving and faithful. Nothing else; nothing less. – Amy Wilson-Carmichael

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