30 best inspirational quotes about female strength and empowerment (plus images)

We here at LH Agenda want to encourage and empower wonderful women right around the world. But we know it can be hard to believe in ourselves sometimes, or to truly appreciate the breadth of what we’ve achieved.

Below, we’ve gathered 30 of what we believe are the best inspirational quotes about female strength and empowerment. The beautiful designs you see were all created by LH Agenda Founder, Kasia Gospos. Feel free to put them up on Pinterest or Instagram, tweet about them, post them on Facebook, and generally share them with the women in your life you want to encourage. We kindly ask you to please attribute us with a link to this page when you do. x

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30 best inspirational quotes about women


“Amazing things happen when women help other women.”
– Kasia Gospoś


“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”
– Marilyn Monroe


“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

“I think it takes a strong man to be in a relationship with a strong woman. A lot of people hear the word ‘diva’ and think of it as a negative. I see it as a positive. I want somebody who knows what they want out of life and isn’t afraid to show it.”
– Nick Cannon


“Every girl and every woman, has the potential to make this world a better place, and that potential lies in the act of thinking higher thoughts and feeling deeper things. When women and girls, everywhere, begin to see themselves as more than inanimate objects; but as beautiful beings capable of deep feelings and high thoughts, this has the capacity to create change all around. The kind of change that is for the better.”
– C. JoyBell C.


“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”
– Clare Boothe Luce

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“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


“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with”
– Ellen J. Barrier


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


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


“The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.”
– D.M. Timney


“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


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


“We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.”
– Rosalyn Sussman


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


“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”
– Rosalind Russell


“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.”
-Ariana Dancu


“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”
– Simone de Beauvoir


“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


“I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
– Amelia Earhart


“I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.”
– Little Richard


“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


“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”
– Al Anon


“Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.”
– Reba McEntire


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


“We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.”
– Susan B. Anthony


“Aman’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”
– Rhonda Hansome


“WWoman 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


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


“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”


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