40 Inspirational Quotes From Iconic Women

by Chelsi

The future is female. That very sentence is a bright possibility in this era.

Although it hasn’t been that long ago when women were judged when they try to make their own path and not stick to the patriarchal views of society. That doesn’t erase the contributions they made and continue making.

Women are considered successful if they marry well and have a family but that isn’t what all women want. Some find peace when they achieve that but others find power in creating change through their careers and voice.

Women until recently had been making breakthroughs silently that contributed to major factors to the development of the world. Through generations, they’ve both participated or raised those who were part of those changes.

There had been famous women who sparked celebration with the power of their words. Their quotes have reverberated through the ears of those who needed inspiration.

No matter if they are little girls who are yet to find their true voice or adults who need empowerment, these words from powerful women are needed. This empowerment can spark women to become what they want to be.

Whether it’s a stay-at-home mom, a career-driven lady, or a woman who wants to inspire the next generation, their voices shouldn’t be silenced anymore. It’s time to hear what they have to say.

1. Men often underestimate what women can do and overestimate what they can't

1. Men often underestimate what women can do and overestimate what they can't
via: Charlotte Whitton
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2. Women had been through tough times and it only made them stronger

2. Women had been through tough times and it only made them stronger
via: Dolly Parton
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3. You’ll see how well women work in the face of pressure and adversity

3. You’ll see how well women work in the face of pressure and adversity
via: Eleanor Roosevelt
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4. Greta is a good example of how even young girls can create great change

4. Greta is a good example of how even young girls can create great change
via: Greta Thunberg

5. Actions speak louder than words

5. Actions speak louder than words
via: Margaret Thatcher
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6. If there is heaviness in things that can be changed, why not do it

6. If there is heaviness in things that can be changed, why not do it
via: Angela Davis
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7. Until those who are afraid to speak out are ready, a lot of women are raising their voices on their behalf

7. Until those who are afraid to speak out are ready, a lot of women are raising their voices on their behalf
via: Malala Yousafzai
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8. And your happiness shouldn’t be dictated by anyone else

8. And your happiness shouldn’t be dictated by anyone else
via: Ingrid Bergman
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9. Equal opportunities for women without discrediting them for their sex

9. Equal opportunities for women without discrediting them for their sex
via: Sheryl Sandberg
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10. It takes bravery to trust people when the world and humans are so complex

10. It takes bravery to trust people when the world and humans are so complex
via: Anne Frank
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11. Your dreams would be more satisfying to live your life with

11. Your dreams would be more satisfying to live your life with
via: Lady Gaga

12. It is a sign that you are brave enough to face your vulnerability, something that is very human

12. It is a sign that you are brave enough to face your vulnerability, something that is very human
via: Michelle Obama
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13. You wouldn’t know what would truly happen if you don’t do it

13. You wouldn’t know what would truly happen if you don’t do it
via: Amelia Earhart

14. The definition of society about what strong women are stems from the notion that they are weaker than men

14. The definition of society about what strong women are stems from the notion that they are weaker than men
via: Jessica Chastain
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15. If playing the woman’s card means giving them what they deserve then it’s a good hand to deal

15. If playing the woman’s card means giving them what they deserve then it’s a good hand to deal
via: Hillary Clinton

16. Believe in yourself and become the inspiration younger you needed

16. Believe in yourself and become the inspiration younger you needed
via: Cornelius Lindsey
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17. If you paint a positive future, it’ll help motivate you to achieve it instead of dwelling in the past

17. If you paint a positive future, it’ll help motivate you to achieve it instead of dwelling in the past
via: Diana Ross

18. Battle scars that are commendable and a fight that should be recognized

18. Battle scars that are commendable and a fight that should be recognized
via: Carly Simon
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19. And someone would hate you too even if you won’t do anything wrong to them so it’s better to just do whatever you please

19. And someone would hate you too even if you won’t do anything wrong to them so it’s better to just do whatever you please
via: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

20. Women fighting together are one of the strongest forces to be reckoned with

20. Women fighting together are one of the strongest forces to be reckoned with
via: Nikita Gill

21. It’s better to have answered the what-ifs rather than live with regret the rest of your life

21. It’s better to have answered the what-ifs rather than live with regret the rest of your life
via: Lucille Ball
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22. A real man would recognize the power that women have and wouldn’t be threatened by it

22. A real man would recognize the power that women have and wouldn’t be threatened by it
via: Barbara Taylor Bradford
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23. Do men even know how much pain women can bear, especially those who went through childbirth?

23. Do men even know how much pain women can bear, especially those who went through childbirth?
via: Karen Hawkins

24. What they may call an attitude or rude might just be them getting their ego bruised

24. What they may call an attitude or rude might just be them getting their ego bruised
via: Venus Williams
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25. Teaching the next generation to be strong women is another form of contributing to a better change

25. Teaching the next generation to be strong women is another form of contributing to a better change
via: Jessica Kirkland

26. Always remember to own yourself and it is you who should have a say on what you want

26. Always remember to own yourself and it is you who should have a say on what you want
via: Nayyirah Waheed
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27. Equality is what we strive for. It affects both men and women to have the same opportunities and rights.

27. Equality is what we strive for. It affects both men and women to have the same opportunities and rights.
via: Emma Watson

28. WOmen are often painted as emotional but even so, this doesn't mean they can't be disciplined and rational

28. WOmen are often painted as emotional but even so, this doesn't mean they can't be disciplined and rational
via: Kavita Ramdas
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29. A strong woman is not defined by the amount of masculinity she possesses

29. A strong woman is not defined by the amount of masculinity she possesses
via: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

30. The fight is not over until society still see women as inferior

30. The fight is not over until society still see women as inferior
via: Audre Lorde

31. And wouldn't you be happier if you can recognize how strong you are

31. And wouldn't you be happier if you can recognize how strong you are
via: Audrey Hepburn

32. You can not accept change with a close-mind

32. You can not accept change with a close-mind
via: Indira Gandhi

33. There is a reason that women are the way they are and we can only hope that their confidence would continue to shine through

33. There is a reason that women are the way they are and we can only hope that their confidence would continue to shine through
via: Marie Curie

34. Women need to take charge of what they can become and stop being apologetic just because of what society is used to

34. Women need to take charge of what they can become and stop being apologetic just because of what society is used to
via: Tori Burch

35. Choose your own path to success

35. Choose your own path to success
via: Mindy Kaling

36. Excellence can exist without the presence of perfection

36. Excellence can exist without the presence of perfection
via: Dr. Harriet Braiker

37. That talent could wear anything and should still be given equal chances to show what they're made of

37. That talent could wear anything and should still be given equal chances to show what they're made of
via: Shirley Chisholm

38. There can be beautiful beginnings with aging

38. There can be beautiful beginnings with aging
via: Betty Friedan

39. The gift of darkness can lead to strength and appreciation of light

39. The gift of darkness can lead to strength and appreciation of light
via: Mary Oliver

40. And she's the wake up call this world is going to need

40. And she's the wake up call this world is going to need
via: JM Storm

Women are one of the most magnificent creatures. The complexity they possess stretches through history.

They act with their heart but are also intelligent enough to have awareness. They are in tune with the trials and tribulations the world has thrown but still, they stand strong.

These words from strong women serve as inspiration for the next generation. They are also great models for those who are looking to help the change.

Are you a strong, independent, woman? You can write to us in the comments about the quotes that touched you the most.

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