162 Powerful Women Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of powerful women quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about powerful women's rights.

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The Most Famous Powerful Women Quotes (Best in 2024)

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It's difficult to exist as a woman, especially I think as a powerful woman. You want to stand strong and you want to be considered and equal. — Misty Copeland

Remember our heritage is our power; we can know ourselves and our capacities by seeing that other women have been strong. — Judy Chicago

Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world. — Melinda Gates

Women have broken through the glass ceiling, and they're now more and more in the power seats. — Aretha Franklin

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly. — Margaret Atwood

I grew up with all mothers, all women. I come from a long line of matriarchs, very strong women. — Erykah Badu

Women are attracted to strength and power. — Andrew Tate

I think women are very powerful and I think we're more powerful together than separated. — Zendaya

Empowering women is key to building a future we want — Amartya Sen

The thing women must do to rise to power is to redefine their femininity. Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact power has no sex. — Katharine Graham

Short Powerful Women Quotes

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  • When a man denies the power of women, he is denying his own subconscious. — Amrita Pritam
  • There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. — Madeleine Albright
  • I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. — Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. — Mary Wollstonecraft
  • I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. — Ginni Rometty
  • It is not power that corrupts but fear. — Aung San Suu Kyi
  • To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality. — Anita Roddick
  • The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. — Roseanne Barr
  • Don't be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams! — Gabby Douglas
  • Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success. — Arianna Huffington

Top 10 Powerful Women Quotes

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It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem. — Coretta Scott King

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind. — Rosalind Franklin

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. — Maya Angelou

I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood. — Coretta Scott King

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. — Grace Hopper

As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized. — Bell Hooks

It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. — Clara Barton

When a man denies the power of women, he is denying his own subconscious. — Amrita Pritam

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. — Madeleine Albright

Powerful Women Image Quotes

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Powerful women quote by Mary Wollstonecraft

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. — Mary Wollstonecraft

Powerful women quote by Aung San Suu Kyi

It is not power that corrupts but fear. — Aung San Suu Kyi

Powerful women quote by Roseanne Barr

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. — Roseanne Barr

Powerful women quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will en
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
Powerful women quote by Gabby Douglas

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

Powerful women quote by Arianna Huffington

Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success. — Arianna Huffington

Powerful women quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

Powerful Women's Day Quotes

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

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 leading. — Amy Poehler

If you want something done, ask a busy person. — Benjamin Franklin

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life — Hillary Clinton

I love what's going on these days with these powerful women who are really working to make a difference. — Sallie Krawcheck

I wouldn’t call myself a feminist. I try to live by the girl-power motto. It’s about believing in yourself, no matter how bad a day you’re having, and lending your support to other women. It’s empowering to have that camaraderie with other women. — Melanie Brown

Women's Day Women are the real architects of society. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women will have all the power one day anyway. It's just a matter of time. — Sally Quinn

Powerful Women's Rights Quotes

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We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. — Malala Yousafzai

A girl has the power to go forward in her life. And she's not only a mother, she's not only a sister, she's not only a wife. But a girl has the - she should have an identity. She should be recognized and she has equal rights as a boy. — Malala Yousafzai

Bah! Suffragettes. I've no time for suffragettes. They made the biggest mistake in history. They went for equality. They should have gone for power! — Jennifer Worth

Young wives are the leading asset of corporate power. They want the suburbs, a house, a settled life, and respectability. They want society to see that they have exchanged themselves for something of value. — Ralph Nader

Pretty Powerful symbolises my belief that all women are pretty, and with the right tools, are empowered to a higher level of pretty - it's about being confident and about being who you are — Bobbi Brown

There could be a powerful international women's rights movement if only philanthropists would donate as much to real women as to paintings and sculptures of women. — Nicholas D. Kristof

All men would be tyrants if they could. — Daniel Defoe

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life. — Susan B. Anthony

I do get a sense that there's a huge disconnect between the political powers and what's really happening, so right-wing conservatives can talk about contraception all they want, but the women of America are using birth control. It's as simple as that. — Anna Quindlen

... it is the right and duty of every woman to employ the power of organization and agitation in order to gain those advantages which are given to the one sex and unjustly withheld from the other. — Catharine Beecher

Powerful Inspirational Women's Quotes

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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 can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. — Shonda Rhimes

I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them. — Janelle Monae

It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. — Benjamin Franklin

Birth is the epicenter of women's power — Ani Difranco

There can be no finer example of the inspiring powers of competition to shatter the status quo than Hungary's Judit Polgar. — Garry Kasparov

Women's genetic celebrity power magnifies men's protector instinct. It inspires the government-as-substitute-husband. Men's addiction to the genetic celebrity is either invisible or in the denial stage thus we either don't see it, or when confronted, deny it. — Warren Farrell

Love is the ultimate theme, but it's not just for women. — Will Smith

I always thought that people told you that you're beautiful-that this was a title that was bestowed upon you. [...] I think that it's time to take this power into our own hands and to say, "You know what? I'm beautiful. I just am. And that's my light. I'm just a beautiful woman." — Margaret Cho

What Is A Strong Woman Quotes

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Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin — Janis Joplin

Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don't think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They'll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man. — Hayao Miyazaki

Jiu-jitsu is the gentle art. It's the art where a small man (or woman is going to prove to you, no matter how strong you are, no matter how mad you get, that you're going to have to accept defeat. Thats what Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is. — Saulo Ribeiro

The best way to succeed is to discover what you love and find a way to offer it to others. — Oprah Winfrey

One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. — Janelle Monae

I have a lot of sides to my personality and what you see on 'The Hills' is a strong, independent woman, which I am. But I also have a sensitive side that I don't show too much. — Kristin Cavallari

Linda Hamilton is my hero. She was so tough and so strong and so vulnerable at the same time. I think that's what woman action figures are allowed to be: vulnerable, in a way that women are. — Victoria Pratt

When I look in the mirror, what do I see? I see a strong, independent, working woman who is very much in love and very happy with the reflection in that mirror. — Essence Atkins

As a woman who works in a male-dominated business - Hollywood, definitely, being one of them - I instinctually knew what that is like. You have to be strong and take care of yourself. — Olivia Wilde

It is so inspiring when you come across a woman who is very strong and dedicated and is amazing at what they do. That's how I feel about Meryl Streep. You watch her, and you can't help but notice all of that about her. She's so influential. — Agyness Deyn

Women Power Quotes

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You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way. — Emmeline Pankhurst

In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn't a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy. — Trevor Noah

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less — Susan B. Anthony

Humanizing birth means understanding that the woman giving birth is a human being, not a machine and not just a container for making babies. Showing women-half of all people-that they are inferior and inadequate by taking away their power to give birth is a tragedy for all society. — Marsden Wagner

All women are goddesses, and it's just a matter of letting that goddess-power shine - and if you don't try to be the biggest and baddest damn goddess you can be, you are selling yourself short. — Kimora Lee Simmons

When I was growing up, all the women in my house were using needles. I've always had a fascination with the needle, the magic power of the needle. The needle is used to repair damage. It's a claim to forgiveness. It is never aggressive, it's not a pin. — Louise Bourgeois

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. — Virginia Woolf

Three things ruin a man: power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now. — Harry S. Truman

There is no power in the world that can stop the forward march of free men and women when they are joined in the solidarity of human brotherhood. — Walter Reuther

I believe that all women are pretty without makeup- but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful. — Bobbi Brown

Strong Powerful Women Quotes

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When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. — Melissa Etheridge

I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. — Emma Stone

Even the most powerful woman needs a place to unwind. — Barbara Taylor Bradford

Growth and comfort do not coexist. — Ginni Rometty

If you don't risk anything you risk everything — Mark Zuckerberg

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. — Oprah Winfrey

You are more powerful than you think. — Tim Cook

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

Strong Women Quotes

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Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated. — Saddam Hussein

it always seems to me as if the lavender was a little woman in a green dress, with a lavender bonnet and a white kerchief. She's one of those strong, sweet, wholesome people, who always rest you, and her sweetness lingers long after she goes away. — Myrtle Reed

There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them. — Sojourner Truth

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

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think. — Mark Twain

Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. — Mae Jemison

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

The lifting up of the woman does not require the tearing down of the man. In fact, a strong woman appreciates a strong man. Conversely, a strong man is not intimidated by a strong woman. — T. D. Jakes

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

Powerful Female Quotes

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Part of me has always resisted the Western clichéd image of Muslim women, depicting them as nothing more than silent victims. My art, without denying 'repression,' is a testimony to unspoken female power and the continuing protest in Islamic culture. — Shirin Neshat

If, Sir, I possessed the power of conveying unlimited sexual attraction through the potency of my voice, I would not be reduced to accepting a miserable pittance from the BBC for interviewing a faded female in a damp basement. — Gilbert Harding

The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy of female power as a beneficent and independent power. — Carol P. Christ

For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different. — Tina Turner

If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency. — Bell Hooks

About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength. — Jane Elliott

About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength. — Jane Elliot

Masculinity cannot exist without femininity. On its own, masculinity has no meaning, because it is but one half of a set of power relations. Masculinity pertains to male dominance as femininity pertains to female subordination. — Sheila Jeffreys

It's possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. — Taylor Swift

Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. — Malala Yousafzai

Great Women Quotes

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Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. — Marie Curie

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Women need a reason to have sex, men just need a place. — Billy Crystal

Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. — Warren Buffett

In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond. — Haile Selassie

I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end. — Alice Paul

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. — Bernard Law Montgomery

Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying. — Amelia Earhart

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. — Helen Keller

Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return. — Colin Powell

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. — Yves Saint Laurent

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More Powerful Women Quotes

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Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour — Robert Owen

Money is the great power today. Men sell their souls for it. Women sell their bodies for it. Others worship it. The money power has grown so great that the issue of all issues is whether the corporation shall rule this country or the country shall again rule the corporations. — Joseph Pulitzer

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. — Virginia Woolf

I am a believer in women, in their ability to do things and in their influence and power. Women set the standards for the world, and it is for us, women in Canada, to set the standards high. — Nellie L. McClung

You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun. — Josephine Baker

I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots. — Johnny Depp

God created the first man, whom he called Adam. Then God created a woman, whom he named Eve; and this man and woman were given the power from Jehovah God to reproduce their kind, that is to say, to cause conception and birth of children. — Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority; you have none. — Giuseppe Mazzini

O people of the earth, men and women born and made of the elements, but with the spirit of the Divine within you, rise from your sleep of ignorance! Be sober and thoughtful. Realize that your home is not on the earth but in the Light. Why have you delivered yourselves unto death, having power to partake of immortality? — Egyptian Proverbs

The same Power that brought the slave out of bondage will, in His own good time and way, bring about the emancipation of women, and make her the equal in power and dominion that she was in the beginning. — Amelia Bloomer

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money. — Donald Trump

The power of the word in cco belonged to men and to the authorities. No one asked the point of view of poor people or women. — Moroccan Proverbs

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money. — Unknown Author

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