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99 Women Empowerment Quotes

100 Women Empowerment Quote for a Successful Life

Why are women empowerment quotes so popular? All women experience moments in life when they feel a little lost or need extra motivation to move in the direction that they want to go.

Strong Women Quotes:

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

“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”
Mae West

“On the left side of a strong woman, stands a strong man; he is strengthened by her character.”
Ellen J. Barrier

“She will blaze through you like a gypsy wildfire. Igniting you soul and dancing in its flames. And when she is gone, the smell of her smoke will be the only thing left to soothe you.”
Nicole Lyons

“I am done looking for love where it doesn’t exist. I am done coughing up dust in attempts to drink from dry wells.”
Maggie Young

“I keep flipping these wings no matter how it’s hard for me to fly.
As long as they keep on moving, I know someday that they’ll be able to reach out the highest sky. Cause I believe in their strength,
In the way I have never given up on them Or on myself at the first place …”
Samiha Totanji

“There isn’t a safety net I haven’t fallen through, so feel my back on the Earth and know I can stand longer than you.”
Adrianna Stepiano

“A strong woman builds her world by picking up the broken pieces.”

“She’s an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind.”
Nicole Lyons

“Sometimes, it’s our broken heart that builds up indestructible walls to avert us falling in love again.”

“Never again, would I use someone’s
approval as a thermometer for
my self-worth.”
Jacqueline Simon Gunn

“A strong woman just needs to be loved strongly”
Leju Thomas

“I believe we see a sliver of heaven when we dream, but our mortal fears and worries cloud our vision.”
Lorin Morgan-Richards

Empowering Quotes:

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.” — Rihanna

“The more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.” — Emma Watson


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


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


“For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious – or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution. – Naomi Wolf


“Women are always saying,’We can do anything that men can do’ but men should be saying,’We can do anything that women can do.’”‬ — Gloria Steinem


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


“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


“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

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” — Meryl Streep

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

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”
Mae West

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.”
Rebecca West

“Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.”
Amy Leigh Mercree

“Let there be room left in your heart for the unimaginable ~ serendipity has a way of showing itself just when you feel like giving up.”
Nikki Rowe

“The problem isn’t that I think so highly of myself. It is just that you think so little of yourself. Live life BIG, BOLD and OUT LOUD!”
Shannon L. Alder

“You are not broken. You are not a problem to be solved. Solving your “problem”, whatever you perceive your problem or problems to be, is not the key to happiness.”
Golda Poretsky

“We have come here together so that you might know, through virtue of your own pain, your own hopelessness, your own fear, your own darkness and the lie of powerlessness, the very actual power of your own will, of the will of your soul.”
Jennifer DeLucy


“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.”
Shannon L. Alde

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”
Matt D. Miller

“As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you.”
George Alexiou

“There’s no time like the present to love deeply, claim our power and live our purpose!”
Kristi Bowman

“You body~mind~spirit will never let you got any place you’re not ready to experience.”
Jeanne McElvaney

“Suffering happens when we believe the solution is outside ourselves.”
Tehya Sky

“Encouragement energizes us. It empowers us.”
Cathy Burnham Martin

“Beauty will not define me. I will define beauty.”
Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne

“I think Dostoevsky was right, that every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture, where he says, this is me and the damned world can go to hell.”
Rollo May

“The problem may be you’re to busy trying on everybody’s else hat that you’ve forgotten about your crown.”
Sabrina Newby

“Being scared” and “not being able to do it” are two completely different things. Be clear on your choice of allowing fear to take control.”
Jennifer Ho


“You’re deliciously different, uniquely you, blessed with a heart of a lion and beautiful TOO!
Kelly Martin

“When you allow the spirit to speak through you and empower it with love, you will discover things you didn’t know you knew.”
Charbel Tadros

“Everything you are now seemed impossible at some point in your life.”
Jennifer Ho-Dougatz

Maya Angelou Quotes:

“When you know you are of worth, you don’t have to raise your voice, you don’t have to become rude, you don’t have to become vulgar; you just are. And you are like the sky is, as the air is, the same way water is wet. It doesn’t have to protest.”

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

“You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.”

“When I forgive other people, I let them go, I free them from my ignorance. And as soon as I do, I feel lighter, brighter and better.”

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

“I was told many years ago by my grandmother who raised me: If somebody puts you on a road and you don’t feel comfortable on it and you look ahead and you don’t like the destination and you look behind and you don’t want to return to that place, step off the road.”

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

“Look what you’ve already come through! Don’t deny it. You’ve already come through some things, which are very painful. If you’ve been alive until you’re 35, you have gone through some pain. It cost you something. And you’ve come through it. So at least look at that. And have a sense to look at yourself and say, “Well, wait a minute. I’m stronger than I thought I was.”

“We need to not be in denial about what we’ve done, what we’ve come through. It will help us if we all do that.”

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

Short Quotes by Maya Angelou:

“The honorary duty of a human being is to love.”

“Everybody is worth everything.”

“Determine to live life with flair and laughter.”

“Whining is just unbecoming.”

“If someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”

“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.”

“Your belief and your work will speak for you.”

“All great achievements require time.”

“We need much less than we think we need.”

“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.”

“I believe that every person is born with talent.”

We are only as blind as we want to be.

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

“I’ve learned that forgiving is one of the greatest gifts that I can give myself.”

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”


Black Women Empowerment Quotes:

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne

“There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.” – Phylicia Rashad

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.” – Shirley Chisholm

“Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.” – Billie Holiday

“Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.” –  Marian Wright Edelman

“Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde

“Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.” – Mary Mcleod Bethune

“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” – Harriet Tubman

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” – Michelle Obama

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

“Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.” – Coretta Scott King

“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.” – Bell Hooks

“If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.” – Nikki Giovanni

“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” –  Audre Lorde

“I am not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star.” – Sojourner Truth

“I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” –Oprah Winfrey

“We can say “Peace on Earth.” We can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it happen inside us, then it will not be.:  – Betty Shabazz

“Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” – Althea Gibson

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.” –Ruby Dee

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.”
Octavia Butler

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition, he or she has overcome to reach his goal.” – Dorothy Height

“Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker

“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.” – Bell Hooks