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150+ Empowering & Inspirational Quotes For Girls Everywhere

150+ Empowering & Inspirational Quotes For Girls Everywhere

Welcome to an empowering list of quotes for girls all over the world. For far too long, we have suffered unfair treatment in all aspects of life.

We live in a world where men have the power, and strong women have to fight tooth and nail for what men get without batting an eye.

In the past years, all around the globe, things have slowly started to shift for our gender. We are slowly but surely starting to get ours.

While women are far from being treated and respected the way men are, there is obvious progress that cannot be denied.

In light of the recent female empowerment movements, I’ve decided to show little girls everywhere that they are good enough, and that they too, can run the world one day.

We are more than just girly and cute. We are smart, intelligent, and capable of doing whatever the hell we put our minds to.

Here are my absolute favorite girl power sayings for all my sassy, classy, bad girls out there.

We don’t need to be told that we can because we already know!

The Best Quotes For Girls Who Are Mighty And Capable

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1. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” ― Coco Chanel

2. “That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.” ― J. D. Salinger

3. “Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.” ― Ally Carter

4. “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

5. “Imperfections are beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

6. “Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.” ― Taylor Swift

7. “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn

8. “We girls, we’re tough, darling. Soft on the outside but, deep down, we’re tough.” ― Kristen Ashley

9. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “It’s the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.” ― Tallulah Bankhead

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11. “If you are always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” ― Maya Angelou

12. “One beautiful heart is better than a thousand beautiful faces.” ― Mariane Corbito

13. “Every beautiful girl needs to hear some cute words but only one who deserves it.” ― Nabil Toussi

14. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ― Coco Chanel

15. “The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” ― Ashley Rickards

16. “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.” ― Unknown

17. “I waited to be told what was good about me. […] All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles that taught me life was really just a waiting room until someone noticed you – the boys had spent that time becoming themselves.” ― Emma Cline

18. “That was our mistake, I think. One of many mistakes. To believe that boys were acting with a logic that we could someday understand. To believe that their actions had any meaning beyond thoughtless impulse. We were like conspiracy theorists, seeing portent and intention in every detail, wishing desperately that we mattered enough to be the object of planning and speculation. But they were just boys. Silly and young and straightforward; they weren’t hiding anything.” ― Emma Cline

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

20. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai

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

22. “Show me a girl with her feet planted firmly on the ground and I’ll show you a girl who can’t put her pants on.” — Annik Marchand

23. “…she doesn’t have to choose between being gentle or being fierce. Both exist in nature and both exist in her. That’s ok. She’ll know to nourish them both and when applicable, use each unapologetically.” ― Steve Maraboli

24. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ― Alice Walker

25. “Note to self: don’t throw things at girls.” ― Emlyn Chand

26. “This is your life – not your parents’, teachers’, or significant other’s. If you ever find yourself on a path that just doesn’t feel safe anymore, you have every right to stop the car, get out – change your shoes, and start walking.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

27. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” ― Jennifer Lopez

28. “I never want you to deny anything about yourself because you have grown up thinking it’s unacceptable or inconvenient for the people around you.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

29. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

30. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”— Melinda Gates

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31. “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” — Unknown

32. “I didn’t know I had it in me. There’s more to all of us than we realize. Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think. We’re capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe.” — Queen Latifah

33. “Be a strong woman. So your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man.” — Unknown

34. “I am proud of the woman I am today because I went through one hell of a time becoming her.” — Mun Lia

35. “Music is a male-dominated field. Women are not always taken as seriously as we should be, so sometimes we have to put our foot down.” — Missy Elliot

36. “Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone.” — Unknown

37. “I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe.” — Whitney Houston

38. “Dear women. Sometimes you’ll just be too much. Too smart, too beautiful, too strong. Too much of something. That makes a man feel like less of a man, which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman. The biggest mistake you can make is removing jewels from your crown to make it easier for a man to carry. When this happens, I need you to understand, you do not need a smaller crown… You need a man with bigger hands.” — Halle Berry

39. “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” — Pink

40. “A lot of girls nowadays are like, ‘Eww, I’m not like that.’ They don’t get that there’s no one particular way you have to be in order to stand for all of the things feminism stands for.” — Kristen Stewart

See also: Your Perception Of Me Is A Reflection Of You (Meaning & Quotes)

The Ultimate Empowering Badass Girls Quotes

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1. “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ― Jane Austen

2. “Better to be strong than pretty and useless.” ― Lilith Saintcrow

3. “Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.” ― Paris Hilton

4. “I think beauty comes from knowing who you actually are. That’s real beauty to me.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

5. “A real girl isn’t perfect and a perfect girl isn’t real.” ― Harry Styles

6. “Girls will get together just to get together. Guys need an activity as an excuse. Otherwise, it’s too homo for them to handle.” ― Megan McCafferty

7. “In my experience, boys are predictable. As soon as they think of something, they do it. Girls are smarter – they plan ahead. They think about not getting caught.” ― Eoin Colfer

8. “I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

9. “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.” ― Malala Yousafzai

10. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young

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11. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ― Jane Austen

12. “‘You’re more trouble than you’re worth.’ ‘I’m a girl. That’s my job.’” ― Tamora Pierce

13. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

14. “Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice. Some are made of witchcraft and wolf and a little bit of vice.” ― Nikita Gill

15. “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

16. “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” ― Yulia Tymoshenko

17. “There are three ways you can get along with a girl: one, shut up and listen to what she has to say; two, tell her that you like what she’s wearing; and three, treat her to really good food… If you do all that and still don’t get the results you want, better give up.” ― Haruki Murakami

18. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” ― J. K. Rowling

19. “The advantages of natural folly in a beautiful girl have been already set forth by the capital pen of a sister author; and to her treatment of the subject I will only add, in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.” ― Jane Austen

20. “One of the biggest mistakes girls can make concerning their romantic life is sitting around waiting for their prince to find them, rather than getting out there and finding him themselves.” ― Meg Cabot

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21. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” ― Mark Anthony

22. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton

23. “My father might not have held my hand or expressed his love openly, but he taught Callie and me that we had inherent values, that we were fully-formed human beings without a boy by our side.” ― Amy Engel

24. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” ― Janis Joplin

25. “I’ve learned not to walk in with pistols drawn, but rather to keep them hidden in my petticoats with a hand surreptitiously upon the heel.” ― Mackenzi Lee

26. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in, and where you want to go.” ― Sheila Murray Bethel

27. “If you really want to change a culture to empower women to improve basic hygiene and health care and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls.” ― Greg Mortenson

28. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ― Melissa Etheridge

29. “The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.” ― Arlene Rankin

30. “I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” ― Madonna

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31. “Never apologize for being a powerful woman.” ― Unknown

32. “If I want something, I’ll make it happen.” ― Kim Kardashian West

33. “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” ― Unknown

34. “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

35. “Life has knocked me down a few times, it showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.” ― Unknown

36. “You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.” ― Yoko Ono

37. “The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.” ― Unknown

38. “Feminism always gets associated with being a radical movement – good. It should be.” ― Ellen Page

See also: Why Does He Say ‘You Have A Beautiful Smile’? (150+ Quotes)

Inspiring Quotes About Girls’ Self-Esteem & Prowess

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1. “Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people.” ― Dita Von Teese

2. “A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.” ― Marilyn Monroe

3. “Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.” ― Unknown

4. “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.” ― Betsey Johnson

5. “The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.” ― Amy Tenney

6. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

7. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn

8. “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” ― Bethany Hamilton

9. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn

10. “I’m a wild girl from a cursed line of women. I paw at the ground and run under the moon. I like the feel of my own body. I’m not a slut or a nympho or someone who’s just asking for it. And if I talk too loud, it’s just that I’m trying to be heard.” ― Libba Bray

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11. “But what Mom never told me is that along the way, you find sisters, and they find you. Girls are cool that way.” ― Adriana Trigiani

12. “That’s what they should teach us here. How girls’ brains work… It would be more useful than divination, anyway…” ― J. K. Rowling

13. “What we ask is to be human individuals, however peculiar and unexpected. It is no good saying: ‘You are a little girl and therefore you ought to like dolls;’ if the answer is, ‘But I don’t,’ there is no more to be said.” ― Dorothy L. Sayers

14. “Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” ― Lady Gaga

15. “There was something familiar but strange about her – Snow White with a suntan. Cinderella in biker boots. Tough and delicate and magical and real all at once.” ― Allyse Near

16. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” ― Amy Schumer

17. “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” ― Taylor Swift

18. “We girls, we’re tough, darling. Soft on the outside but, deep down, we’re tough.” ― Kristen Ashley

19. “This should tell you everything you need to know about guys. They only go after what they know they can get. We girls, on the other hand, aim really high. We take a leap…” ― Adriana Trigiani

20. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou

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21. “What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary.” ― Leigh Bardugo

22. “Here are the things girls die of hunger, disease, accidents, childbirth, and violence. It takes more than heartache to kill a girl. Girls are as tough as rocks.” ― Jennifer Donnelly

23. “…ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.” ― Washington Irving

24. “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank

25. “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

26. “I want you to trust yourself, baby. Love is all that matters and you’ve always known that. You’ve known since you were a very little girl, what your life is meant to be about…” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

27. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” ― Rhonda Hansome

28. “Confidence literally starts from yourself. You have to go look in the mirror at yourself. If you don’t like what you see, you’re going to give off that energy.” ― Meghan Thee Stallion

29. “I don’t think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it’s a decision that has to be made for survival; it was in my case. Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? ‘Cause this is who you’re gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred, and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself.” ― Lizzo

30. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn

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31. “Many people carry this type of negative self-image for years, but it is swept away the instant they experience their own perfectly clean space. This drastic change in self-perception, the belief that you can do anything if you set your mind to it, transforms behavior and lifestyles.” ― Marie Kondo

32. “I love bold lip colors. I don’t care. I don’t care! I truly don’t dress for men at all. I dress for me and what I think is cool.” ― Lucy Hale

33. “Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else.” ― Judy Garland

34. “Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you, or take you for granted. But more than this, forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you.” ― Unknown

35. “[Feminism] just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men. I am a strong woman. Hear me roar!” ― Katy Perry

36. “There’s a fire in her. If loved correctly, she will warm your entire home. If abused, she will burn it down.” ― Unknown

See also: Be Careful Who You Trust ― Not Everyone Is Your Friend (Quotes)

Important Strong Girl Quotes

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1. “In the public eye, girls and women with strong perspectives are hated. If you’re a girl with an opinion, people just hate you. There are still people who are afraid of successful women, and that’s so lame.” ― Billie Eilish

2. “Sometimes, I want some damn makeup, and I’m going to wear it! Guess what – if I want to wear red lipstick and put eyelashes on, I can do whatever I f—ing want. I am the creator of my own destiny.” ― Alicia Keys

3. “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

4. “I am a strong woman. I don’t sit around feeling sorry for myself, nor let people mistreat me. I don’t respond to people who dictate to me or try to bring me down. If I fall I will rise up even stronger because I am a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can’t achieve.” ― Unknown

5. “It’s a crazy time in the world. Women are the f***ing future. And we’re going to take over the world. That’s really what I think.” ― Dua Lipa

6. “A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world.” ― Ritu Ghatourey

7. “A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, and perseveres… no matter what life throws at her.” ― Unknown

8. “It’s about pushing boundaries. I believe absolutely, the world wants something different, people want back their individuality.” ― Pat Mcgrath

10. “I don’t feel like I need to be perfect. In fact, I think it means I need to let people know that I’m not perfect and that’s okay. I try to just be an example of another person that’s out there trying to figure it out so that other women figuring it out don’t feel like they’re the only ones. It’s a process for everybody.” ― Zoe Kravitz

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11. “I’m not here to be perfect and I’m not here to be anything but my best, whatever that means for me.” ― Jennifer Lopez

12. “A strong woman will automatically stop trying if she feels unwanted. She won’t fix it or beg, she’ll just walk away.” ― Unknown

13. “I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth.” ― Angeline Jolie

14. “I know what my mission is. I know what I’m hoping for and working hard every day. And that’s my focus. I’m not going to let people steal my joy. I move on. New day, new opportunity, new energy, let’s go.” ― Ciara

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

16. “I think that it’s just important to feed yourself positivity. Feed yourself how beautiful you are. Feed yourself how you are special. Feed yourself that you are a light. Tell yourself that.” ― Kelly Rowland

17. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ― Jane Austen

18. “I am a strong woman. Everything that’s hit me in life I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve cried myself to sleep. Picked myself back up and wiped my own tears. I have grown from things meant to break me. I get stronger by the day and I have God to thank for that.” ― Unknown

19. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marylin Monroe

20. “You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.” ― Unknown

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21. “I know what I bring to the table. So trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” ― Unknown

22. “Am I bossy? Absolutely. I don’t like to lose, and if I’m told ‘no,’ then I find another way to get my ‘yes.'” ― Naomi Campbell

23. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” ― Amy Schumer

24. Strong women aren’t simply born. We are forged through the challenges of life. With each challenge, we grow mentally and emotionally. We move forward with our head held high and a strength that can not be denied. A woman who’s been through the storm and survived. We are warriors.” ― Unknown

25. “We’re all supposed to be different. I want so badly to encourage everyone to say, ‘Who am I and how do I want to live my life?'” ― Ellen Degeneres

26. “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says ‘Oh crap, she’s up!’” ― Unknown

27. “I am a proud black feminist and womanist, and I’m extremely proud of the work that’s being done. I’m a feminist who wants not only to hear the term intersectionality but actually feel it, and see the evolution of what intersectional feminism can actually achieve. I want women’s rights to be equally honored, and uplifted, and heard… but I want to see us fighting the fight for all women — women of color, our LGBTQ sisters, our Muslim sisters.” ― Solange

28. “She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.” ― Kaitlin Foster

29. “The future is limitless, we can be anything we want.” ― Tiffany Young

30. “Strong women don’t play the victim. Don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.” ― Mandy Hale

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31. “I love saying ‘yes’ and I love saying ‘please.’ Saying ‘yes’ doesn’t mean I don’t know how to say no, and saying ‘please’ doesn’t mean I am waiting for permission. ‘Yes please’ sounds powerful and concise. It’s a response and a request. It is not about being a good girl; it is about being a real woman.” ― Amy Poehler

32. At 70 years old if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words ‘f*** off’ much more frequently.” ― Helen Mirren

33. “A strong woman understands that gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” ― Nancy Rathburn

34. “Butterflies are like women – we may look pretty and delicate, but we can fly through a hurricane.” ― Betty White

35. “The day will come when men will recognize women as their peers, not only at the fireside but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” ― Susan B. Anthony

36. “What I’ve learned from myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else. Myself is good enough.” ― Lupita Nyong’o

37. “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” ― Charlotte Whitton

38. “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

39. “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

40. “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices, always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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41. “One thing I’m more thankful for than just about anything is all that my experiences – including my mistakes – have shaped me and made me someone I’m happier to be — in songs and in life.” ― Hayley Williams

42. “Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power – not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.” ― Janet Mock

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

44. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” ― Margaret Thatcher

45. “There are techniques to learn about being one of the very few women in the room, but that’s why we have to elect more women, so we don’t have rooms with only one woman – we have rooms with lots and lots of women making decisions!” ― Hillary Clinton

See also: Strong Woman Quotes: 135 Lines Celebrating The Power Of Women

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