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Inspirational Quotes For Strong Women

It doesn’t have to be International Women’s day to celebrate the strong women in our lives. Whether it’s a sister, mother, grandmother or best friend, we all have an inspiring woman in our life that deserves our recognition.

These inspirational quotes for women – by some of the most extraordinary voices in history – are about more than just feminism or empowerment.

These famous words of wisdom highlight what we can learn from the struggles, tragedies and triumphs of the incredible women that will be remembered forever.

Strong Women Quotes:

Strength & Courage:

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. “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.

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“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” –  J. K. Rowling.

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

Helen Keller

Portrait of American writer, educator and advocate for the disabled Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) holding a Braille volume and surrounded by shelves containing books and decorative figurines. A childhood illness left Keller blind, deaf and mute.

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

fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971) , c. early 50’s

fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971) , c. early 50’s

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

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

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Alan Greenspan’s mother Rose Goldsmith, President Gerald R. Ford, Alan Greenspan, writer Ayn Rand, and her husband Charles Francis ‘Frank’ O’Connor, after Greenspan’s swearing in as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Oval Office, September 4, 1974, Washington, D.C.

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Caribbean-American writer, poet and activist Audre Lorde lectures students at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Lorde was a Master Artist in Residence at the Central Florida arts center in 1983.

“You should always speak your mind, and be bold, and be obnoxious, and do whatever you want, and don’t let anybody tell you to stop it” – Chelsea Handler

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Success & Failure:

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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“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 think everyone should get sacked at least once. It was definitely a good thing for what it taught me.” – Anna Wintour

2011 US Open – Day 13

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“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

2011 US Open – Day 13

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“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

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“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” – Margaret Thatcher

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher acknowledges applauds on Ocotber 13, 1989 at the end of the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool. At left Foreign Secretary John Major and at right Home Secretary John Hurt.

Love & Relationships:

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” – Oprah.

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When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. – Maya Angelou.

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“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa accompanied by children at her mission in Calcutta, India.

“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyonce Knowles

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Life:

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.

Helen Keller

Portrait of American writer, educator and advocate for the disabled Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) holding a Braille volume and surrounded by shelves containing books and decorative figurines. A childhood illness left Keller blind, deaf and mute.

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it – Erma Bombeck.

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Erma Bombeck

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou.

Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art’s Director’s Discussions Series – Maya Angelou

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The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart.

American aviator Amelia Earhart, c 1930s.

Earhart (born 1897) standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in 1937. Earhart began flying in 1920, and broke the women’s altitude record in 1922. In 1928 she was invited to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and became an international celebrity.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

Roosevelt Couple

Democratic politician and the 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 – 1945) with his wife, the noted humanitarian activist, Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962).

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron Portrait Session

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“You should treat your marriage like a business that you wouldn’t want to let fail.” – Lisa Ling

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“I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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