50 of the Best Quotes for the Strong, Independent Woman

There are times when we need to be reminded of how brave, strong and powerful we’re fighting to be— against the prejudice of society. Times when we need pats on our backs for relentlessly putting out our struggles and seeking redefinitions of womanhood, even more so as our fights are deemed nearly felonious by the people who made us pick our swords and shields.

These times call for an ingraining of powerful quotes by men and women who understand woman power, independence, and their impacts on our growing world— to lift our spirits and strengthen our fight.


50 of the Best Quotes for the Strong, Independent Woman


Own yourself, woman.

Toni Morrison

We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.

Hillary Clinton

There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane’. They are  burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be. But don’t let that burden you.

Kamala Harris

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.

Angela Davis

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

Ayn Rand

She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tiptoed on.

Katlin Foster

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Life is tough, my darling. But so are you.

Stephanie Bennet Henry

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.

Pink

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

There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.

Michelle Obama

Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else.

Judy Garland

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

Chimamanda Ngọzi Adichie

The woman who doesn’t require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.

Mohadesa Najumi

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

Coco Chanel

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

She’s a strong cup of black coffee in a world that is drunk on the cheap wine of shallow love.

Jm Storm

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

Jessica Kirkland

She is a queen. Her soul is royalty.

Adrian Michael

Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who does have the courage to handle you.

Belle Estreller

You need to know that you’re enough – a mantra that has now ingrained itself so deeply within me that not a day goes by without hearing it chime in my head.

Meghan Markle

She was free in her wilderness, she was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man.

Roman Payne

I’d never been a good damsel in distress. I was a ‘hands-on’ damsel.

Jennifer Armintrout

I would rather be thought of as smart, capable, strong and passionate than beautiful. These things all persist long after beauty fades.

Cassandra Duffy

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

Maya Angelou

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

Diane Mariechild

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

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

Marge Piercy

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

Calamity Jane

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.

Atticus

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

Melinda Gates

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

Nora Ephron

If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

Maya Angelou

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

Gloria Steinem

Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.

Michelle Obama

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

You must know that you can do this. You are strong. And you will make it. Just hang on and keep believing in yourself, always.

Heather A. Stillufsen

Figure out who are you 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. With that, you can do anything else.

Angelina Jolie

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

I am the heat of a wildfire, the race of a storm. I am strong. Delicate things are pretty cute, even. I am not delicate. I am wild, fierce and unpredictable. I am breathtaking. I am beautiful. I am sacred.

Brooke Hampton

One by one, she slew her fears, and then planted a flower garden over their graves.

John Mark Green

Sometimes an angel, sometimes a hell raiser. Always a strong woman.

R.H. Sin

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She is water. Strong enough to drown you, soft enough to cleanse you, and deep enough to save you.

Rupi Kaur

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

Diane Mariechild

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.

Bryon Katie

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

Margaret Thatcher

I am proud of the woman I am today, because I went through one hell of a time becoming her.

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