29 Inspirational Quotes for Women by Women

Inspiring quotes for women

Lift You Up: Inspirational Quotes for Women by the Women

Maybe this sounds trite. But, often on the days when I feel the most deflated and unsure about myself, I stumble upon a sentence, paragraph or inspirational quote for women that feels as though it is meant for just me in that very moment. These are powerful moments that help me stand a little taller and move forward with determination.

Sometimes they pop up in my social feed. Sometimes they come back to me in the form of forgotten FB memories from years earlier. Sometimes they stand out in lyrics of a song. And, sometimes they appear on a sandwich board or storefront sign that was put up that morning by someone who felt inspired. And as much as I love any good quote, it’s the inspirational quotes for women delivered by embattled women who persevered through the most difficult times to make their mark on the world, that effect me the most.

Let these inspirational quotes for women; from our strong, wise sisters give you that extra lift and motivation you need to go on that trip, explore that remote wilderness area, and dive into all of the adventures that are calling to you.

inspirational quotes for women

  1. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  2. “We’re here for a reason. I believe that reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” –Whoopi Goldberg
  3. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand
  4. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”- Amelia Earhart
  5. “Only those who dare truly live.” – Ruth P. Freedman
  6. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” — Rosa Parks
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  7. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
  8. “When somebody tells me I cannot do something, that’s when I do it.” -Gertrude Ederle
  9. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” — Helen Keller
  11. We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. — Malala Yousafzai
  12. “I would rather be handsome for an hour than pretty for a week.” — Tilda Swinton
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  13. “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
  14. “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” –Diana Ross
  15. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” — Madonna
  16. “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” –Tory Burch
  17. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” — Maya Angelou
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  18. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart
  19. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” — Katharine Hepburn
  20. “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 learning.” –Amy Poehler
  21. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” — Mary Louise Alcott
  22. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.” — Anaïs Nin
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  23. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel
  24. “On my own, I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” —Oprah Winfrey
  25. “I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well-Diane Ackerman
  26. “No country can ever flourish it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens” -Michelle Obama
  27. “I am an all-powerful Amazon warrior.” – Ani D
  28. “Women grow radical with age. One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the earth.” –Gloria Steinem
  29. I don’t care if they eat me alive, I’ve got better things to do then survive. Ani DiFranco





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