158 Strong Independent Women Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of strong independent women quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about strong women.

Top 10 Strong Independent Women Quotes (BEST)

  1. A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. — Melinda Gates
  2. Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it. — Harriet Morgan
  3. I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone — Katharine Hepburn
  4. A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one. — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  5. Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. — J. K. Rowling
  6. If you want something done, ask a busy person. — Benjamin Franklin
  7. 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
  8. I'd rather die my way than live yours. — Lauren Oliver
  9. 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
  10. Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. — Lady Gaga

Short Strong Independent Women Quotes

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  • A man's got to do what a man's got to do. — John Wayne
  • When we do the best we can, we never know what miracles await. — Helen Keller
  • Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth — Emily Dickinson
  • We women talk too much, but even then we don't tell half what we know — Nancy Astor
  • No woman who had been intimate with a god was easily disturbed. — Michael Cadnum
  • I consider myself to be a very strong, independent woman. — Julie Gonzalo
Strong independent women quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

Independent Women Quotes

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I would rather be a rebel than a slave. — Emmeline Pankhurst

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

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. — Adrienne Rich

Strong independent women quote Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behi
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.

To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction. — Randa Abdel-Fattah

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

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

Strong independent women quote A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres...
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.

The view that women are infantile and emotional creatures, and as such, incapable of responsibility and independence is the work of the masculine tendency to lower women's self-respect. — Karen Horney

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The data is clear: If you give a woman an opportunity, she will make a huge difference. — Carly Fiorina

We are all here, defending our independence, our country. And it will stay that way. Glory to the men and women defending us. Glory to Ukraine. Glory to the heroes. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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

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

Strong independent women quote Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.
Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.

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

Strong independent women quote Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

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

Strong Powerful Women Quotes

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

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

I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. — Ginni Rometty

Strong independent women quote Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry les
Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry less; Dance more; Love often.

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

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

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

Strong independent women quote A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.
A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.

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

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

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

Inspirational Strong Women Quotes

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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

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

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

Strong independent women quote People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you sta
People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started — Mark Twain

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. — Carrie Snow

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Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. — Ella Fitzgerald

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

There's nothing wrong with being afraid. It's not the absence of fear, it's overcoming it. Sometimes you've got to blast through and have faith. — Emma Watson

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

Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength. — Chris Bradford

Being Independent Woman Quotes

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I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own. — Dido Armstrong

I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded. — Virginia Woolf

I wanted to make a concrete impression; the idea of a woman that is free, moody, never the object, one that has a complete control of her finances and knows how it is to be independent. — Paco Rabanne

Strong independent women quote The strongest the why, the easiest the how becomes.
The strongest the why, the easiest the how becomes.

I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life – and I became that woman. — Diane Von Furstenberg

I've always loved independent women, outspoken women, eccentric women, funny women, flawed women. When someone says about a woman, 'I'm sorry, that's just wrong,' I tend to think she must be doing something right. — Diane Keaton

I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything. — Kamala Harris

Strong independent women quote Anyone can run away, it's super easy. Facing problems and working through them,
Anyone can run away, it's super easy. Facing problems and working through them, that's what makes you strong.

Find an independent woman-who loves you for you and will be your best friend. I got it right the first time and was very, very lucky. — Jon Bon Jovi

Any woman whose I.Q. hovers above her body temperature must be a feminist. — Rita Mae Brown

Be sure of yourself, don't let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy. — Nicole Polizzi

Growing up with three older brothers and being the youngest and the only girl, my mom always made me tough. She's taught me over the years how to be a strong, independent woman, how to carry yourself in a positive way and anything that my brothers can do, I can do. — Diana Lopez

Being A Strong Woman Quotes

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Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman. — Benito Mussolini

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 Ngozi Adichie

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible. — John Steinbeck

Strong independent women quote you were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it
you were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. — George Carlin

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong — Audrey Hepburn

A woman is a warrior too. But she is meant to be a warrior in a uniquely feminine way. Sometime before the sorrows of life did their best to kill it in us, most young women wanted to be a part of something grand, something important. — Stasi Eldredge

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

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships. — Gilda Radner

When I was at Baylor, I wasn't fully happy because I couldn't be all the way out. It feels so good saying it: I am a strong, black lesbian woman. — Brittney Griner

When you speak up about any sense of unfairness or injustice, you're told that you're overreacting, you're too angry, too silly-shut up already. It takes a tremendous amount of fortitude to be able to live in this world as a woman, let alone a woman who wants things to change. — Kathleen Hanna

Strong Female Characters Quotes

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It's nice to do something about something that scares you rather than just run from it and hope that someone saves you. I like seeing strong female characters and somebody who doesn't run away screaming when scared, but confronts the monsters. — Katie Holmes

What makes a strong female character is a character who has weaknesses, who has flaws, who is maybe not immediately likable, but eventually relatable. — Sayings

I can't imagine writing a book without some strong female characters, unless that was a demand of the setting. I actually tend to suspect that in real life, there have always been very strong female characters, but at certain stages of society, they've been asked to cool it. — William Gibson

The misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it. — Joss Whedon

Two phrases I hate in reference to female characters are 'strong' and 'feisty.' They really annoy me. It's the most condescending thing. You say that about a three-year-old. It infantilises women. — Sayings

Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women. — Joss Whedon

I think it's important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people - especially young people - and that they're not 'sexy' or 'cool'. — Saoirse Ronan

I find it's bizarre that science fiction is the one branch of television to push the idea of strong female characters. And I only call it bizarre because strong women aren't fiction. — Steven Moffat

The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life. — Sidney Sheldon

I find that in the science fiction world, you have almost more women fans than male fans and I think it's because there's been such a shortage of strong female characters. — Katee Sackhoff

Strong Women Motivation Quotes

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

Doing something for yourself like running, and using it to test yourself, will only make you feel better about your career or your family role. — Joan Benoit

Growth and comfort do not coexist. — Ginni Rometty

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

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't make them all yourself. — Usher

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. — Beyonce Knowles

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

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. — Marissa Mayer

I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. — Madonna Ciccone

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

Powerful Women Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

Images Of Strong Women Quotes

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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

The heart and life of a woman is much more vast than that. All women are made in the image of God in that we bring forth life. When we offer our tender and strong feminine hearts to the world and to those we love, we cannot help but mother them. — Stasi Eldredge

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

Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down. — Taylor Swift

Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women. — Tipper Gore

You know, there's nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. — Ginger Rogers

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

I've always been a strong feminist and felt that the image of models was detrimental to women. That whole thing really bothered me. I would think about quitting about once a week. — Saffron Burrows

With the spread of conformity and image-driven superficiality, the allure of an individuated woman in full possession of herself and her powers will prove irresistible. We were born for plenitude and inner fulfillment. — Betsy Prioleau

Since a very young age, my mother made sure to tell me about the plight of women... As she raised my awareness about women's issues, she also made sure to ingrain in me the importance of being strong and independent and not to let anybody define me by their images of what women should be. — Zainab Salbi

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More Strong Independent Women Quotes

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If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting an image of women in society, then I must say, there is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection. — Peter Lindbergh

We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace, acting forever as a strong defender of world peace and a persistent proponent of common development. — Hu Jintao

My biggest influences are strong, creative women that chart their own path, lead their own lives and drive the course of history. — Rachel Roy

When you're single, you're very independent. Very independent women raised me. We didn't have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family. — Tichina Arnold

No, what Great Aunt Winifred was suffering from was the persecution every happily single woman suffers: the predictable social condemnation of her independence and childlessness. Dorothy reminded herself of what she'd learned during a university course on feminist history (with a strong Marxist slant): spinsters are a threat to patriarchy. — Tobsha Learner

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect. — George Weinberg

I consider myself to be a feminist. My hope and goal is that I'm going to raise two very strong independent women that won't need anybody, unless they chose that. I want them to be mistresses of their own destiny. But I don't judge people on the other end of that spectrum either. — Audra McDonald

I was raised to be a very strong and independent woman without anybody ever saying the word feminist or having any political conversation. — Kellyanne Conway

The definite link between all the women who wear my designs is that they are strong, independent, and with their own opinions. — Roksanda Ilincic

If necessary, I cry. I pray. I rest. I'm fortunate to have quite a few strong, independent, loving, and unbiased women in my life that I can talk things through with. — Grace Gealey

Man who hates cats is insecure, but a man who likes them is one worth keeping. If he can appreciate a cat, he can appreciate a strong, independent woman. — Larissa Ione

I respond to powerful women. I'm not intimidated by that, I like that, it's not something I shy away from, so I don't want women who are looking for me to take care of them. To me, that's a turn-off. I respond to strong, powerful, independent women. — Mike Colter

It was a great joy for me to develop a strong female character in the spirit of an Icelandic woman. Icelandic women tend to be very strong and very independent, and I think that came in very handy. — Anita Briem

The work that I have been doing on television has been important to me because I have had the opportunity to portray very strong, intelligent women. It has been such a privilege to depict a woman that is independent, unapologetic, and resilient on both shows. — Amanda Schull

I've done a lot of sci-fi, so I was a little hesitant because you get pigeonholed into that genre and world. But at the same time, I love sci-fi because the women are so strong and independent and smart. — Laura Vandervoort

The female characters in my books tend to be independent, frisky, spunky, witty, emotionally strong, erotically daring, spiritually oriented and intellectually generous; in short, the kind of women I admire in real life. — Tom Robbins

Sometimes, I feel that if you're a strong, independent woman it scares people away, but actually it does the opposite. — Gemma Arterton

I think maybe my mom thought that Katharine Hepburn would be a good role model of, like, a strong, smart, independent woman. Maybe she steered me in that direction. You know, because she was really so ahead of her time. — Gillian Jacobs

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 Yalow

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