Strong Women Quotes on Strength That Breaks All Barriers

strong women quotes on strength that breaks all barriers

Women have always possessed unrivaled strength. No matter how hard they’re pushed to the side and cramped into the shadows of men, their light shines. The world and its conventional norms don’t stand a chance. You may be still be judged and ignored because you’re a woman, but there’s an innate power within you. Use it. Don’t let anyone else stop you from sharing your brilliance and compassion. You’re unstoppable. Always.

Here are Strong Women quotes that are empowering as they are life-changing.

Strong Women Quotes

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

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

My mom said to me, ‘One day you should settle down and marry a rich man.’ I said, ‘Mom, I am a rich man.’ – Cher

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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. – Mark Anthony

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there. – Pink

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

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. – Jennifer Lopez

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. – Amy Schumer

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The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will. – Amy Tenney

She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on. – Kaitlin Foster

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

Strong women don’t play the victim. Don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal. – Mandy Hale

“At 70 years old if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words ‘fuck off’ much more frequently.” – Helen Mirren

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Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women. – Maya Angelou

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. – Oprah

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The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race. – Susan B. Anthony

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. – Albert Einstein

We, women, talk too much, but even then we don’t tell half what we know. – Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor

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

For mad I may be, but I will never be convenient. – Jennifer Donnelly

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Sometimes I wake up and think I look horrible. And sometimes I see a strong woman. – Irina Shayk

Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard. – Olivia Wilde

I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one. – Calamity Jane

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One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. – Sheila Murray Bethel

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

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I’m lucky my wife is a strong woman. She’s one of the stronger people I’ve ever met. It’s hard for me to be away, but I know my home life is fine because my wife is there. – Darius Rucker

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 learning. – Amy Poehler

Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over. – Bella Abzug

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The girls who were unanimously considered beautiful often rested on their beauty alone. I felt I had to do things, to be intelligent and develop a personality in order to be seen as attractive. By the time I realized maybe I wasn’t plain and might even possibly be pretty, I had already trained myself to be a little more interesting and informed. – Diane Von Furstenberg

The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet. – Mohadesa Najumi

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I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, the are far superior and always have been. – William Golding

Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. – Nancy Pelosi

Mother Teresa didn’t walk around complaining about her thighs – she had sh*t to do. – Sarah Silverman

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We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. – Sheryl Sandberg

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

As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire. – Jessica Kirkland

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I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man. – Karen Hawkins

I like to play a strong woman, but a strong woman can also be very fragile and vulnerable at the same time. – Carice van Houten

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

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

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

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

Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. – Emma Watson

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Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. – Madame Marie du Deffand

Nothing cam dim the light that shines from within. – Maya Angelou

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

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Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back. – Edna Gardner Whyte

Woman must not accept; she must challenge.She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. – Margaret Sanger

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Of course, I am not worried about intimidating men, The type of man show will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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

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Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out. – Anita Roddick

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

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A strong person is not the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is the one who cries & sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again.

Life doesn’t get easier, we just become stronger.

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

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You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. – Marsha Evans

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

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Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. – Ruth Gordon

Girls should never be afraid to be smart. – Emma Watson

I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto. – Demi Lovato

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When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. – Bette Davis 

Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else. – Angelina Jolie

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If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. -Margaret Thatcher

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. – Coco Chanel

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

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I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That’s exactly what I’ve done. I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities. – Whoopi Goldberg

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I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look pitiful, you don’t point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart.  C. JoyBell C.

Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove they are worthy of a woman’s attention. – Camille Pagla

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Maya Angelou

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You know, there’s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It’s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen. – Ginger Rogers

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. – Katherine Hepburn

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I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. – Anaïs Nin

And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. – Hillary Clinton

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 that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie

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Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you. – Caroline Myss

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

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I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. – Audrey Hepburn

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

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Be bold enough to use your voice, be brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.

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

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

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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

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life. – Oprah Winfrey

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Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, and expect only the best.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

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

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible, and when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. – Amelia Earhart

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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. – Beyonce 

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

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You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked female. – Erin McKean

I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy. – Diane von Furstenberg

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I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. – Angelina Jolie

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

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Why has the word [feminism] become such an uncomfortable one? It is not the word that is important; it’s the idea and the ambition behind it. – Emma Watson

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. – Lady Gaga

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

Never dull your shine for somebody else. – Tyra Banks

The best protection any woman can have … is courage. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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