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Encouraging Quotes For Women. Read on, Enjoy.

  • Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.
    Jenette Stanley
  • I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.
    Coco Chanel
  • Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
    Ingrid Bergman
  • Power to me is the ability to make a change in a positive way.
    Victoria Justice
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
    Alice Walker
  • No matter what you look like or think you look like you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are.
    Ariel Winter
  • And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.
    Erica Jong
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
    Anais Nin
  • Yes, I’m a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted, and tough.
    Zaha Hadid
  • I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
    Louisa May Alcott
  • Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.
    Ally Carter
  • If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.
    Erma Bombeck
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 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
  • You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.
    Melissa Etheridge
  • A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
    Diane Mariechild
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!
    Gabby Douglas
  • The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.
    Ashley Rickards
  • It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
    Madeleine Albright
  • Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.
    Oprah Winfrey


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

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

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Maya Angelou

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

Power is not given to you. You have to take it.
Beyonce Knowles

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

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

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
Byron Katie

You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.
Tyra Banks

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
Maya Angelou

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Helen Keller

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Margaret Thatcher

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

If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.
Al Anon

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

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
J. K. Rowling

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Fail Forward.
Jen Grisanti

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, 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

We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.
Susan B. Anthony

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

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

A strong woman understands that the 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

I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.
Edna Gardner Whyte

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, She doesn’t have what it takes. They will say, Women don’t have what it takes.
Clare Boothe Luce

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

Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth.
Emily Dickinson

Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!
Barack Obama

People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.
Princess Diana

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

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

One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
Virginia Woolf

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

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.
Madame Marie du Deffand

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.
Steffi Graf


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

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.
Erica Jong

You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.
Byron Katie

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.
Caroline Myss

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

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.
Rosalind Russell

Woman must not accept; she must challenge.She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
Margaret Sanger

You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
Marsha Evans

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

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

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Rosalynn Carter

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
Simone de Beauvoir

Never Apologize For Being Sensitive Or Emotional. Let This Be A Sign That You’ve Got A Big Heart And Aren’t Afraid To Let Others See It. Showing Your Emotions Is A Sign Of Strength.
Brigitte Nicole

If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going.
Jackie JoynerKersee

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Helen Keller

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.
Diane von Furstenberg

I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.
Joan Rivers

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.
Susan B. Anthony

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Golda Meir

Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks


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

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.
Estée Lauder

Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.
Beyoncé Knowles Carter

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.
Barbara Corcoran

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

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
Lucille Ball

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.
Dilma Rousseff

Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.
Edith Wharton

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.
B. Smith

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
Peggy O’Mara

You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.
Leymah Gbowee

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
Dolly Parton

If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.
Ann Richards

You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.
Chris Evert

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
Martha Beck

Done is better than perfect.
Sheryl Sandberg

One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.
Ruth Reichl

Be first and be lonely.
Ginni Rometty

One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.
Eva Perón

Look your best who said love is blind?
Mae West

Don’t take too much credit for your children or too much blame!
Debora Spar

You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.
Benazir Bhutto


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

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.
Oprah Winfrey

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything.
Condoleezza Rice

I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.
Jennie Finch

A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
Angela Merkel

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.
Marge Piercy

I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.
Louise Hay

Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.
Julia Child

If your home environment is good and peaceful and easy, your life is better and easier.
Lori Greiner

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Coco Chanel

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Mother Teresa

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

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
Audre Lorde

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You should treat your marriage like a business that you wouldn’t want to let fail.
Lisa Ling

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
Maya Angelou

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir

If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.
Sallie Krawcheck

A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.
Sonia Sotomayor

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

You can be the lead in your own life.
Kerry Washington


Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Elizabeth Gilbert

When you feel copied, remember that people can only go where you have already been, they have no idea where you are going next.
Liz Lange

You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.
Katie Couric

No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.
Billie Jean King

Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.
Tory Johnson

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
Audrey Hepburn

Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.
Jodie Foster

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.
Mia Hamm

When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.
Brene Brown

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
Arianna Huffington

I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.
Tory Burch

If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
Angelina Jolie

Everyone shines, given the right lighting.
Susan Cain

If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.
Rachel Maddow

When you embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.
Bethenny Frankel

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.
Tina Fey

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Margaret Thatcher


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

The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.
Jane Fonda

Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.
Anne Lamott

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
Indira Gandhi

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.
Julie Andrews

If somebody can do something 0 percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you’ve got to let it go.
Sara Blakely

This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues.
Diana Nyad

You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t.
Annie Leibovitz

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.
Princess Diana

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J.K. Rowling

When you’re through changing, you’re through.
Martha Stewart

We need to start work with the idea that we’re going to learn every day. I learn, even at my position, every single day.
Chanda Kochhar

Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.
Bette Midler

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
Rachel Zoe

Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.
Gloria Steinem

When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.
Melissa McCarthy

Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they’re helping the company to be successful.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Whenever you are blue or lonely or stricken by some humiliating thing you did, the cure and the hope is in caring about other people.
Diane Sawyer

I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.
Thuli Madonsela

I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it.
Hoda Kotb

It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.
Emma Watson

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin


If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
Ellen DeGeneres

When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.
Jada Pinkett Smith

Don’t live life in the past lane.
Samantha Ettus

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Harper Lee

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.
Florence Nightingale

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
Janis Joplin

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
Malala Yousafzai

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.
Sojourner Truth

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
Grace Hopper

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

I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.
Sonia Sotomayor

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. We are filled with the popular wisdom of several centuries just past, and we are terrified to give it up.
Gloria Steinem

What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.
Meryl Streep

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

A man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.
Melinda Gates

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.
Dame Rebecca West

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
Audre Lorde

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

the most effective way to do it is to do it

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

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

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony

Some women choose to follow men, and some women 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

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.
Dr. Mae Jemison

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all in which case, you fail by default.
J. K. Rowling

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
Indira Gandhi

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.
Naomi Wolf

Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.
Shonda Rhimes

You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone.
Erin McKean

I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay.
Clara Barton

I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become.
Oprah Winfrey

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
Virginia Woolf

It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.
Byron Katie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

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

What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.
Geoffrey Chaucer

How do those who contend that woman is the intellectual inferior of man account for the fact that she can give a man a piece of her mind days in the year and still have a huge reserve supply?
Robert Elliott Gonzales

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.
Candace Bushnell

There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Washington Irving

Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Oscar Wilde

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.
Joseph Conrad

You can break down a woman temporarily, but a real women will always pick up the pieces rebuild herself, and come back stronger than ever.

The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women. If it’s educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. But if women are oppressed and abused and remain illiterate, then they’re going to fall behind.
Barack Obama

Whatever you give to a woman, she will make it greater. If you give her a sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. So if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.
William Golding

Don’t give up. You’re going to get kicked in the teeth. A lot. Learn to take a hit, then pick yourself up off the floor. Resilience is the true key to success.
Melissa Rosenberg

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
Oprah Winfrey

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

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