100 Inspirational Quotes For Women To Empower You

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best inspirational quotes for women.

You’ll find quotes on life, health, tough times, relationships, happiness, and more.

Hope you’ll feel more daring after reading them.


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You have the power to change your life. Just start with changing your thoughts. Mel Robbins

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You are the leader you’ve been waiting for. Gloria Steinem

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

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Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path to discovering it. Alicia Keys

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What makes me feel strong? Being in love and work. Susan Sontag


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The more you can be authentic, the happier you’re going to be, and life will work itself around that. Melinda Gates

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We spend far too much time complaining about the way things are, and forget that we have the power to change anything and everything. Bozoma Saint John

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Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer. Gloria Steinem

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Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. Michelle Obama

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We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list. Michelle Obama



The Best Inspirational Quotes For Women

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inspirational quotes for women dont talk shit do mel robbins wisdom

Don’t talk shit. Do shit. Mel Robbins

Your only responsibility is to be yourself. If they leave, it’s on them. Mel Robbins

It’s ok to not do what people ask you to do without explaining yourself. Gal Shapira

I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it. Serena Williams

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem

We want women leaders today as never before. Leaders who are not afraid to be called names and who are willing to go out and fight. I think women can save civilization. Emily Murphy

The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful. Swami Vivekananda

Let your legacy be how you loved while you were here and not the stuff you left behind. Courtney Carver (bemorewithless.com)

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There are so many people who don’t know what they want. And I think that, in this world, that’s the only thing you have to know — exactly what you want. Agnes Martin

If you don’t have time for what matters, stop doing things that don’t. Courtney Carver

Deep within your soul you just know that you’re destined for greatness. Idil Ahmed (Source)

None of us will have any impact or any influence if we are quiet. So don’t be quiet. Be loud as hell. Bozoma Saint John


Just fucking start. The perfect time you’ve been waiting for is actually right now. You’ll never get what you want by staying where you are. Mel Robbins

In each moment, what we choose to say and do plants the seed of our future. Tara Brach (Radical Acceptance)

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. Gail Sheehy

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

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

As long as I’m so afraid of being alone, I’ll never be real. I’m hiding from myself. Susan Sontag

Failure is so important. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. J.K. Rowling

A woman unaffected by insults has made her enemies absolutely powerless. Kimberly Jones

It is easy to be proud and harsh and selfish – so easy. But we have been created for better things. Mother Teresa

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It is not your job to be everything to everyone. Courtney Carver

You are here to be healthy, kind, helpful, beautiful – you are here to be yourself. Maxime Lagacé

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy. Rhonda Byrne

Don’t rush, it takes time to grow into who you are. Lalah Delia

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. Holstee Manifesto

Part 2. Inspirational Quotes For Women That Are…

The Most Famous Inspirational Quotes For Women (Coco Chanel, Roosevelt, Beyoncé, etc.)

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

What I want young women and girls to know is: you are powerful and your voice matters. Kamala Harris

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

I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head. Princess Diana

Power is not given to you. You have to take it. Beyoncé Knowles

Do not think you can be brave with your life and your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn’t work that way. Oprah Winfrey

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

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling. Just start. Sara Blakely (Spanx)

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

The great ambition of women is to inspire love. Molière

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

Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. Maya Angelou

We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself. Anaïs Nin

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. Hillary Clinton

If I mistake not, a strong sense of duty is no bad part of a woman’s portion. Jane Austen

Women are never so strong as after their defeat. Alexandre Dumas

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It’s ok to need. It’s ok to ask. It’s ok to receive. Brené Brown

I have not yet spoken my last word about women. I believe that if a woman succeeds in withdrawing from the mass, or rather raising herself from above the mass, she grows ceaselessly and more than a man. Arthur Schopenhauer

Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. Brigham Young

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger. Simone de Beauvoir

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. J. K. Rowling

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. Coco Chanel

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Short Inspirational Quotes For Women

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One-liners, short inspirational quotes for women, sayings, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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You are not your bad days. Mel Robbins

Give “someday” a deadline. Mel Robbins

Believe you deserve the best. Gal Shapira

It’s time to write a new story. Kimberly Jonesl

You manage things; you lead people. Grace Murray Hopper

Respect everyone and wish them well. Gal Shapira

She is a joy because she is herself. Leo Christopher

The opposite of perfection is freedom. Courtney Carver

Prove yourself to yourself. Not others. Mel Robbins

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We over do so we don’t have to over feel. Courtney Carver

You’ll never regret being overprepared. Gal Shapira

Aspire to become the greatest version of yourself. Sara Blakely

Appreciation of what you have brings what you want. Rhonda Byrne

Let’s stop apologizing for things we aren’t sorry for. Courtney Carver

When things change inside you, things change around you. Kimberly Jones

A generous heart is the highest sign of a beautiful soul. Maxime Lagacé

Stop using what others might think as an excuse to not try. Mel Robbins

I don’t fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way. C. JoyBell C.


Uplifting Quotes For Women

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Just do the best you can right now. Lalah Delia

Every day is an opportunity for a new life. Rhonda Byrne

You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman. Tyra Banks

Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up. Jenette Stanley

Asking for support is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. Amanda Goetz

Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams. Gabby Douglas

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Change is a process, not an event. Mel Robbins

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

No matter what you look like or think you look like, you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are. Ariel Winter

We are responsible for creating the conditions we desire. Take responsibility for what you think, say and do. Iyanla Vanzant

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

Sometimes you have to stop being scared and just go for it. Either it will work out, or it won’t. That’s life. Do it scared! Kimberly Jones

A lot can happen in a year. Whatever seems almost impossible today can be your new reality soon. Stay consistent and give 100%. Gal Shapira

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You’re beautiful when you’re generous and even more when you have self-respect. Maxime Lagacé

Whatever spare moments I had at night, during lunch, or on the weekends I gave to my day dream. Until one day my day dream became my reality. Never give up on your day dream. Sara Blakely (Spanx)

Accept right now that you are magnificent. Being your real, true, authentic self is what’s most awesome about you. Gabby Bernstein

She is so much more than just a small spark and a gentle breeze. Leo Christopher

You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. Brené Brown

All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up. Susan Sontag

Say it with me: I deserve it. Mel Robbins

I’ll find a way. Maxime Lagacé

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Let no one plant seeds of fear and doubt in your head. Gal Shapira

If I had to count the number of people who didn’t want me to win… I’d still be counting. That’s why I mind my business and win without wondering who’s cheering. Then I sit back and look straight ahead like…what’s next? Bozoma Saint John

Key Takeaways

  • Want a change in your life? Start by changing your daily thoughts.
  • You don’t need to wait for anyone. YOU are the one you have been waiting for.
  • How to feel stronger?
    • Listen to your heart
    • Surround yourself with positive and loving people
    • Make progress toward something important to you
  • Your past is heavy. Learn to accept and move on and your life will get better.
  • Make YOU your top priority. Mental health and physical health are vital.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

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March 9, 2022

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