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65 Top Inspirational Quotes from Strong Women to motivate other women in Life

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 12 Oct 2018 - Written by Dr. Neha Gupta - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Top inspiring quotes from strong women helps you get inspiration from their real life stories where they have turned obstacles into opportunities and emerged victorious in life. These quotes help women to stay strong during their tough times and deal with their challenging situations in life.

Life is a never-ending fight to win and achieve whatever we aspire for hence it is important for us to stay focused and not lose hope even if it seems to be tough. Being strong does not only demand physical abilities, but also emotional, intellectual, and mental strength. To be strong through different phases of life, it is important for you to seek continuous inspiration. Inspiration can come from just anywhere, things like hearing inspirational quotes from great people, how they have accomplished great things and even the sheer beauty of nature can remind us of how important we are to our self or what we can achieve or become.

However, in many parts of the world there are still a lot of oppressed women that deal with issues of domestic violence, sexual bias and harassment. We simply need to contribute more in order to advocate for gender equality. With such issues, life can be difficult so it’s important for you to have a positive outlook for more joy and inspiration when you least expect it. Check out these inspirational quotes and sayings by some of the most influential women who have left their footprints on the sands of time and graced this world with their love, wisdom and understanding.

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

2.“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

3.“I said, ‘Instead of going in the direction that a lot of the women singers are going in [revealing], I’ll be very, very sexy under 18 pounds of chiffon and lace and velvet…I will have mystique.” — Stevie Nicks

4.“I’ll be honest with you. I’m a little bit of a loner. It’s been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me. I tend to be very self-reliant and private. And I have this history of wanting to work things out on my own and protect people from what’s going on with me. “— Kerry Washington

5.“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison

6.“In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.” — Margaret Thatcher

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

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

9.“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

10.““The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart

11.“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”- Mother Teresa

12.“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

13.“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

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

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

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

17.“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”– Oprah Winfrey

18.“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.”– Susan B. Anthony

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

20.“Success breeds confidence.”– Beryl Markham

21.“People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.”– Princess Diana

22.“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

23.“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”– Melinda Gates

24.“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” – Kavita Ramdas

25.“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

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

27.“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter

28.“Everyone has inside of her 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

29.“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

30.“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

31.“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

32.“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

33.“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” – Marge Piercy

34.“Let’s be clear, I’m a strong woman.” – Bethenny Frankel

35.“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” – Carly Simon

36.“When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble. When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble.” – Barbara Taylor Bradford

37."Champions have the courage to keep turning the pages because they know a better chapter lies ahead." - Paula White

38."Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth." - Emily Dickinson

39."One's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into action ... which bring results." - Florence Nightingale

40."Rise to the occasion which is life!" - Virginia Euwer Wolff

41."Sometimes questions are more important than answers." - Nancy Willard

42."The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain." - Jennifer Aniston

43."When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win." - Steffi Graf

44.“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?” – Malala Yousafzai

45.“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.” – Indira Gandhi, First Female Prime Minister of India

46.“An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.” – Indra Nooyi,CEO, PepsiCo

47.“We need to start work with the idea that we’re going to learn every day. I learn, even at my position, every single day.” – Chanda Kocchar

48.“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” – Serena Williams

49.“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

50.“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

51.“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live in?” — Caroline Myss

52.“Gravitation is not responsible for two individuals to fall in love.” – Albert Einstein

53.“Love is the extremely difficult realization that someone other than oneself is real.” – Iris Murdoch

54.“Happiness is the china shop, love is the monk. .” – H.L. Mencken

55.“If you truly love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they are always yours. And if they don’t, they were never yours.” – Khalil Gibran

56.“It’s useless to hold a person for anything he says, while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.” – Shirley MacLaine

57.“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets me.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

58.“Love is being stupid together and still laugh aloud over it.” – Paul Valery

59.“Love consists of two solitude's protect, touch, and greet each other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

60.“Love is an act of never ending forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

61.“When we are in love, we seem to look and feel regarding ourselves quite differently from what we were before.” – Blaise Pascal

62.“Love is a suffering bond. One person always loves more.” – Catherine Deneuve

63.“If you are truly loved by someone, it gives you strength, while loving someone truly gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

64. “Love is that feeling in which the happiness of another person is important than your own happiness.” – Robert A. Heinlein

65.“I would not do anything special for individuals who are not my real friends. I have no notion of loving people superficially, it is not my nature.” – Jane Austen

These quotes not only glorify the challenges but also rather look at how at every step; women have stood up for their rights and for the rights of other women. The strong women quotes are truly remarkable and outstanding. It sends out a strong message about women power and their immense value in our lives. Hope you enjoyed these quotes and it will turn out to be motivational for many ambitious women.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this article and it will be helpful for you to derive energy and power from these accomplished personalities of all times. Follow Elawoman blog to get more of such interesting reads and also get regular updates on fertility health and treatments. Get in touch with us at +917899912611 for accurate answers on IVF treatment.

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Pulkit V Sharma

If a woman wants to grow, then she needs to keep her ego aside. Also, she needs to make efforts to take criticism positively which will prove beneficial for her inner self and personality. These inspiring quotes are a motivation for women who want to bring growth in themselves.

Nov. 3, 2018, 7:42 p.m. 5.0


Sarita Satyam

This blog post has some of the most inspiring quotes which symbolize strong women. Successful women keep their original innerself alive but make sure that they keep striving constantly to improve and polish themselves.

Nov. 2, 2018, 7:13 p.m. 5.0


Sanchita Arora

These quotes have boosted up my willpower and now I am geared to crack my competitive exams. I will make sure that I deal with each of the hurdles coming my way with patience and courage. Serena Williams says truly that the will to win needs to be stronger than the fear to lose.

Oct. 31, 2018, 1:53 p.m. 4.5


Arpita Goyal

I believe that Madonna has an excellent way of observing life, especially if you are a woman. A woman needs to have a crystal clear focus if she wants to achieve her goals in this extremely competitive world.

Oct. 25, 2018, 2:45 p.m. 4.5


Neeraj Gupta

Out of the quotes specified here, I completely agree with the quote "Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me" by Carol Burnett. This has made me feel that I am on the right track and I am the only person who can bring a positive change in myself and my life.

Oct. 13, 2018, 4:03 a.m. 5.0


Rishikesh Saligrama

Oct. 12, 2018, 7:46 p.m. 4.5

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