Best 100 Women Empowerment Quotes

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1. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.”

2. “Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth.”

3. “When they go low, we go high.” ― Michelle Obama

4. “The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn't see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship.”

5. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

6. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”

7. “My true potential had more to do with my willingness to struggle than with my past and present circumstances.”

8. “The people that truly love us in life don't fight for us to remain a doormat for others.” ― Shannon L. Alder

9. “I know that many men and even women are afraid and angry when women do speak, because in this barbaric society, when women speak truly they speak subversively - they can't help it: if you're underneath, if you're kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That's what I want - to hear you erupting. You young Mount St. Helenses who don't know the power in you - I want to hear you.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

10. “Women Empowerment Reminder of The Day. Always respect yourself as a woman. You attract what you are, so be very mindful of how you’re representing yourself. If you want respect, you must first learn how to respect yourself, first. Attracting negative attention is never a good thing. Be a woman of substance! Be a woman that both women and men respect, admire, and look up to. Don’t disrespect yourself by lowering your standards and accepting just anything that comes your way. It’s okay to be single! If you want a relationship of substance, you can’t keep entertaining people and things that mean you no good. Think about it! It’s all up to you.” ― Stephanie Lahart

11. “Ladies! I encourage you NOT to be so easily flattered by what a man has. Be flattered by his strength, courage, integrity, and character as a man. Be impressed by his ability to be honest, faithful, loving, and respectful to you. Be impressed because he can communicate and openly express his feelings. Be impressed because he’s got confidence, direction, and purpose in his life. Be impressed because he’s a quality man, NOT a fine man. Real Talk!” ― Stephanie Lahart

12. “At times we relax in our comfort zone, and it takes leadership to recognize this and adjust our mindset.” ― Mark Villareal,

13. “You are Fire! Don’t believe these mere mortals. They want to put you on a pedestal and sing paeans to you; later they would burn you in the altar of that same fire! Stand away and stand alone! You are limitless! But these mortals can only limit your sky! You are the Universe! But they will only give you a little space! Break free! It’s a trap! They want to cage you! Because, they are afraid of your real power! You are a woman. You are the fire! You are all conquering. You are all powerful! You are Supreme! You were not born to be a mere beauty queen!!” ― Avijeet Das

14. “Freedom is to live with dignity” ― Manal al-Sharif

15. “I wish we'd be able to deliver our message at the global level on the need to recognize the past genocides in order to prevent new ones. Our message of peace and justice will hopefully reach every corner of the world.” ― Widad Akreyi

16. “Don’t be afraid of who you are. Say what you wish. Be who you wish. Don’t try to be someone else. You don’t want to catch a man who wants me. You want to catch a man who wants you.” ― Tricia Levenseller,

17. “Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.” ― Stephanie Lahart

18. “Whenever he realizes that a female is more gifted than him, the average man subconsciously consoles himself with the fact that she does not have even a tiny penis.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

19. “It is strange to both fit in everywhere and belong nowhere, to never feel completely at home outside of your own skin” ― Maquita Donyel Irvin,

20. “Marian exhaled. 'Because God made me a woman is no reason to be such a woman as men wish to make me.” ― A.E. Chandler,

I have engaged in enough women’s rights activism to know that the belief “sons are better than daughters'' is a huge problem in some parts of the world. For those who have little knowledge of Islam, there is the impression that women’s oppression stems from islamic teachings. This is simply not the case. In fact, muslim imams preach about the value of daughters often siting that a daughter opens the gates of paradise for their father. Indeed, the person the most beloved to the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, was his youngest daughter, Fatima. Islamic teachings are clear that a father has to fulfill his duty to raise and care for his daughters, and that the obligations go beyond providing financial support. He must provide a safe, peaceful, and loving home environment that is conducive to his daughter’s overall spiritual and moral development.” ― Mariam Khan,

22. “She was flabbergasted by the backward thinking of humankind. The damaging double standards that fueled gender disparity infuriated her.” ― Wiss Auguste,

23. “Women’s work is never easy, never clean.” ― Tayari Jones

24. “The leader demonstrates genuine commitment and passion that followers, peers and superiors believe in.” ― Mark Villareal

25. “When the owner fired me, he said he was sorry, since he admired what I was trying to do. Really? What was it, exactly, that I was trying to do? Oh right. Something about equality.” ― JoeAnn Hart,

26. “I'm not a babe to them, Ams, I'm an old-school has-been who's part of the problem, they don't respect me. Then you need to talk to them, Dom, and we should celebrate that many more women are reconfiguring feminism and that grassroots activism is spreading like wildfire and millions of women are waking up to the possibility of taking ownership of our world as fully-entitled human beings.” ― Bernardine Evaristo,

27. “The 8 Snippets feed hungry hearts with love, learning and laughter.” ― TR Johnson

28. “you're gonna have to jump through all these hoops, Mr Beta.” ― Rollo Tomassi

29. “There is nothing more powerful than a woman who has wiped away her own tears and risen from everything sent to destroy her. You’ll never find her chasing anyone nor seeking external validation. She won’t tolerate drama or bullshit. She knows herself and that’s all that matters.” ― Wild & Rise

30. “I don’t like guidebooks. I don’t like self-help-style “you must do this to be happy” rhetoric. I really don’t like dogmatic, authoritative injunctions of any kind telling me how to live my life. And if my intuition about you, dear reader, is at all accurate, neither do you.” ― Toby Israel,

31. “Because female intellect is weaker than men.” Said the elderly scholar. “Says who, sir?” “It is written in the hymns.” “May I ask, who wrote those hymns?”Asked the girl. “The hymns were written by our forefathers.” Said the elderly scholar. “By forefathers you mean, our male ancestors?” Asked the girl, again.” ― Shon Mehta,

32. “Men have been coddled and catered to for so long that they cannot deal with an assertive, honest woman. When a woman stands up for herself and demands respect, and to be treated with basic human decency but is labeled as difficult, unlovable, bitter, and/or a man-hater, then you know the world has failed her. I challenge the men who are consciously aware of this to speak up! Advocate for women’s rights like you advocate the need to be laid.” ― Scarlet Jei Saoirse

33. “A woman gambles all of herself, body and future, when she marries. That's more courageous than any risk a bureaucrat takes when it concerns only his face, or his wealth” ― Shelley Parker-Chan

34. “Every woman has within herself the power to do whatever she puts her mind to.” ― Adriana Vandelinde

35. “Embrace your sexuality and live the life you want to live. You only have this life to be you, darling.” ― Adriana Vandelinde

36. “Pregnancy is the beginning of a journey called life.” ― Adriana Vandelinde

37. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” — Earl Nightingale37. “A woman connected with her Wild Woman is one with the vibrations experienced from the energy of the earth as it slips between her toes. She spins rainbows with her mind and releases rain with her tears. She dances with the music of the wind in the trees and the rush of the water in a racing river. She howls like the she wolf under the full moon. The magic of her dreams moving forth from her and expanding like the galaxies of a trillion stars.” ― Tanya Valentin,

38. “Do you see my diamond-studded smile and passion-filled eyes? It’s because I’m in that stage of my life where I have nothing to prove to anyone. There is no elaborate pretence and no lavish ostentations. Genuineness smoulders in yellow gold, and I carry integrity on my eyelids. I stitch virtue, ornately and intricately, in every feather of my powder silver wings, which thrusts me past the iridescent rainbow where my ambitions soar high amid the dappled blanket of the sky. This is I; the stronger me, the happier me and the empowered me.” ― Ruqayya Shaheed Khan

39. “most mothers carry this emotional burden as she buries herself under all the tasks that she must do. In love with her children but having a constant feeling that she has to ask permission, make a multitude of micro arrangements, and decisions every time she wants to do something for herself. Most of the time it doesn’t occur to her to ask, ‘This is what my mother did, her grandmother, and her great grandmother before her…’ with the well-worn track playing in the background of her subconscious.” ― Tanya Valentin,

40. “There is nothing much talked about the Eve of her creation and the role she would play but to tell you a secret about a woman. A woman is someone who carries the cosmos in her womb that's her ability and power that nobody talked about. A human is an amalgamation of cosmos within the womb of a mother.” ― Aiyaz Uddin

41. “A woman is like a teabag, you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

42. “I wear my too muchness with pride.” ― Marion Bekoe

42. “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.” — Ellen DeGeneres

44. “Because I do what I want. I might like wearing a dress, but I don't wear it for them. It's for me. Because I like the feel of it. And I'll not have them taking anything from me that I'm not willing to give” ― Lila Bowen

44. “When I was young I believed in miracles now I believe women have the power to be miracles.” ― Christina Strigas

45. “So like a man, to think there's safety among yet more men” ― Lila Bowen,

46. “Don't blame what's been a creature's legs. Blame what's in its heart” ― Lila Bowen

47.If a man values something, he'd best leave his mark on it." Nettie thought of the scars on her back and down her arms and legs. For something she'd been long told had no value, she carried a lot of brands” ― Lila Bowen

48. “Sunset, at least, took its time, nice and lazy. She liked the colors of it, and the way that no one could own the sun. It couldn't be compelled, couldn't be roped. You could yell at it all day long, threaten and plead and cuss, and the sun would not budge a goddamn inch. It was what it was, and it took its damn time about it” ― Lila Bowen

49. “For all he had acknowledged her as a being capable of desire, he hadn't seen her reality; that she was a woman, trapped within the narrow confines of a woman's life, and everything that could be wanted was all equally impossible” ― Shelley Parker-Chan

50. “But then – she looked up, her eyes falling on the person standing there, and she could have laughed. It was only a girl. A young woman, Frankie supposed she should say, although lately anyone younger than her own two and forty years seemed infantine.” ― Christine Mangan,

52. “Ladies, your sensuality is more desirable than your real life achievements. This doesn’t mean your real life achievements have no value though, but that that value is not essential in the world of DREAMS OF ECSTASY®️ or dreams of romance.” ― Lebo Grand

53. “When she replied that she was going to a meeting for Girls Who Code, the boy scoffed, "Why isn't there a Guys Who Code?" Wong exclaimed, "The entire world is Guys Who Code!” ― Emily Chang

54. “You patronize me like some little woman with no mind to call her own. I speak with heart devoid of fear to those with wit to understand, and you can praise me or condemn me as you like, it's all the same to me.” ― Aeschylus,

55. “Woman is too volatile and spiritual, a being to be kept down by mere brute force," she [Elizabeth Packard] wrote. "You can cage a bird and thus keep her down on a level with her serpent-mate, but just give her the use of her powers, its freedom, and she will rise.” ― Kate Moore

56. “Official historians have long depicted wu zetian as a sort of chinese version of the Red Queen from The Alice and Wonderland, by focusing on her secret police and fondness by bumping off enemies. "And she slept her way to the top". An interesting angle given that her brief dynasty was one of the most prosperious periods in many respects (in terms of peace, arts, and social progress.) On the other hand, what is always pointed out (and emphasized as fact) is that she was fearsome, ambitious, and ruthless. Common (and valued)character traits in just about every emperor...but clearly not easy to digest in an empress” ― Pénélope Bagieu

57. “In these days (600s), European women were treated as perpetual children.” ― Pénélope Bagieu

58. “Why was she always chosen to go first? A part of her wondered if her short hair and slacks had anything to do with it. That in their eyes, she was somehow more like a man. As if hair and clothing had anything to do with it” ― Sara Ackerman

59. “Don't raise your girls to be porcelain roses protected behind a cabinet's glass sliding doors. Raise your girls to be wild roses growing on mountaintops, exposed to the sunlight and to bees. I give you this guarantee: that life requires the latter and the prior is a myth.” ― C. JoyBell C.

60. “In that small town of old women and angry men; They teach girls how to speak in a lower tone , How to always nod their heads and never be brave enough to say No. They teach them not to walk alone in an empty street. They give them hundreds of rules for how to love, live and even dream. They color their worlds in black and white; so that they couldn’t paint ones in their own. And those who dare to ask questions , to raise voices , to standup for themselves , to be their wild most authentic selves , and to hit back are being my dear called hoes , bitches and men wanna be . In that small town of old women and angry men; to be born a woman is an enough reason for you to be in an endless war with society and its trashy beliefs…” ― Samiha Totanji

61. “Pause-itivity: The power of the pause” ― Eleanor Brownn

62. “The woman' for many, is an idea - an experiment- incubated by belief systems and ever changing ideologies, under the watch of thorough expectations. On the concept of a woman, everyone is a scientist - watching, predicting, deciding - what she is, what she should be, what she could be, if she's good enough or just another failed experiment. Everyone but the woman has a meaningful say.” ― Chinonye J. Chidolue

63. “The wheels of our cultural “moral compass” run on the racist belief that women are somehow less privileged than males – and therefore many women don’t ever belong to even the sense of belonging.” ― Qamar Rafiq

64. “Lavoisier's wife's, let us repeat, translated a s***load of science books into another language just so her husband, audience of one, could understand what they said.” ― Amber Sparks

65. “There's nothing more reassuring than the sight of a confident woman.” ― Abhijit Naskar

66. “I don't get why men feel insecure when they meet a confident woman! As for me, I'd feel much more secure if every city, every state, every nation in the world is run by women than men.” ― Abhijit Naskar

67. “Know that everything's gonna be alright when a woman takes charge.” ― Abhijit Naskar

68. “How sure are you that it is your decision? You’re conditioned to think you need to have a child to be happy. But my dear, what if you don’t? Would you feel incomplete?” ― Neda Aria

69. “...the very act of empowerment can be as subtle as a kind word, a look which says, ‘you’ve got this,’ an example that shows what’s possible.” ― Jane Finette

70. “Just one slap and it ignited her to take off her submissive cloak out of which an intense fire came out.” ― Spriha Kant

71. “If I were to give up on fighting for women's right to vote, do you think I could live with myself when lawmakers drop the issue altogether? Do you think I could tell the generation of women after me that the reason their voice isn't heard is because I gave up? No. When you fight, you fight until the end.” ― Kale Lawrence

72. “This is not over. Not yet...So, we do what we were always called to do: We move forward, one brave step at a time.” ― Kale Lawrence,

73. “You were born to be unique, so begin to accept the "standing out" is good.” ― Melita Murray-Carney

74. “Dear Woman, protect your identity as fiercely as possible. Embrace your freedom with so much selfishness. Live in your truth and enjoy watching your beautiful petals blossom, as you journey through your process. Don't accept any definition that is not you, don't accept choices that takes away your power. Own it, woman. OWN IT!” ― Chinonye J. Chidolue

75. “Looking back, it reminds me of my mother who once said we have locked our eyes to see the everyday reality of violence against women which men cannot pay off with their bones and flesh.” ― Qamar Rafiq

76. “Mistaken notions of our culture jam-packed with the flippant hearts, particularly those who intend to excavate reasons to justify every rape or forced conversion case cannibalise my brain box and moral compass which often says to each other ‘My dear, it’s so unnecessary’.” ― Qamar Rafiq

77. “That boy knows he's not good enough for you. This is why he needs you to feel like you're maybe not good enough for him. Don't touch the boys who haggle your worth, stop falling in love with the boys who don't even deserve to feel your skin.” ― C. JoyBell C.

78. “Ahora poseo el poder de amar, de sentir, de comprender, y de contribuir a la felicidad de los que amo.” -Sofía Bosco” ― Rosa Esthela Mora

79. “I am the revolution. I am a social change!” ― Neda Aria

80. “You are not a reproductive machine. Do you get it? I saved you from slavery.” ― Neda Aria

81. “I lost everything. My social value, my child, and my husband.” ― Neda Aria

82. “To all ignorant women who see their worth in their bodies. In having a husband. In the number of the children they bear. To Mandana Saberi a woman who sacrificed her meaningful being for the sake of a fake social value.” ― Neda Aria

83. “One of the most powerful things you can do is teach the importance of network to a young woman in your world.” ― Jane Finette

84. “Women leading and building businesses on their own terms are helping all people create momentum and rise.” ― Jane Finette

85. “By giving another woman a chance to help you, you are also giving her an opportunity to feel valued, and whole.” ― Jane Finette,

86. “Divine I am inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or I'm touched from... I am a sacred lion tamer ” ― Marina G. Roussou

88. “Financial Empowerment is the new feminism. Women can't be fully empowered until they are financially empowered.” ― Keisha Blair 89. “I radiate with the light that all women share. I cherish that light and acknowledge it in every woman I pass.” ― The Thoughtful Beast

90. “Just keep in mind that when you say outdated, hateful, and ignorant things about women in power, they don’t hear you… But your daughters do. Your mom does. Your sisters do. Your spouses do. Your nieces do. All the women in your life hear you.” ― Steve Maraboli

91. “The hardest thing about being a woman isn’t menstruation or giving birth. It’s resisting the pressure to love handbags, makeup, high heels … and men.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

92. “It is perfectly fine if I prioritize my career aspirations over having a child. Not every woman wants to be a mother, and that is okay.” ― The Thoughtful Beast

93. “I am an Asian goddess! I love myself and show others they can love themselves as well.” ― The Thoughtful Beast

93. “I am an Asian goddess! I love myself and show others they can love themselves as well.” ― The Thoughtful Beast

94. “The things that have helped me grow to be softer have actually made me more powerful.” ― Victoria Montgomery Brown

95. “Know your values. Being true to yourself is a critical part of being a leader.” ― Victoria Montgomery Brown

98. “The future of relationships will get better as more and more women learn how to cultivate their feminine and hone their sensual gifts. Feminism tried to rob them of that, but I’m glad many are finally waking up and smelling the coffee. God knows I love women deeply and want to help them find their back to their true essence.” ― Lebo Grand

99. “The future of relationships will get better as more and more women learn how to cultivate their feminine and hone their sensual gifts. Feminism tried to rob them of that, but I’m glad many are finally waking up and smelling the coffee. God knows I love women deeply and want to help them find their way back to their true essence.” ― Lebo Grand

100. “One day, as I was going to the Prefecture for a passport, I saw in one of the neighbouring streets a poor girl who was being marched along by two policemen. I do not know what was the matter. All I know is that she was weeping bitterly as she kissed an infant only a few months old, from whom her arrest was to separate her. Since that day I have never dared to despise a woman at first sight.” ― Alexandre Dumas fils,