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111 Inspirational Quotes Every Woman Should Read

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111 Inspirational Quotes Every Woman Should Read

Throughout history, there have been many notable and powerful women. They have left us with inspirational quotes for women that should be leveraged by anyone regardless of their position. My hope is that these uplifting quotes for women sparks positive emotions and inspire women to take action in their lives – whether that action results in big changes or small ones.

111 Quotes About Strong Women

Use these inspirational quotes as a reminder that you are indeed strong and can overcome the many obstacles that appear in your path.

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1. 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.

Showing Your Emotions Is A Sign Of Strength - Inspiring Quotes for Women

    2. I Am The Type Of Person That Will Sit In The Bathroom And Cry, But Then Walk Out Like Nothing Ever Happened.

    Strong Women Quotes - Type Of Person That Will Sit In The Bathroom And Cry

      3. You Hate When People See You Cry Because You Want To Be That Strong Girl. At The Same Time, Though, You Hate How Nobody Notices How Torn Apart And Broken You Are.
      You Hate When People See You Cry Because You Want To Be That Strong Girl - Quotes about Strong Women

        4. Be a Girl with a mind, a Woman with attitude, and a Lady with class.
        Be a Girl with a mind, a Woman with attitude - Uplifting Quotes for Women

          5. Go Ahead Tell Me That I’m Not Good Enough Tell Me I Can’t Do It Because I Will Show You Over & Over That I Can!

          Go Ahead Tell Me That I'm Not Good Enough Tell Me - Strong Women Quotes

            6. Do Not Judge You Don’t Know What Storm I’ve Asked Her To Walk Trough.

            Do Not Judge You Don't Know What Storm I've Asked Her To Walk Trough - Quotes About Women

              7. The Woman Who Does Not Required Validation From Anyone Is The Most Feared Individual On The Planet.

              Woman Who Does Not Required Validation From Anyone - Uplifting Quotes for Women

                8. Dear Stress, Let’s Break up.

                Words of Encouragement for Women - Dear Stress, Let's Break up

                  9. Stay Strong, Make Them Wonder How You’re Still Smiling.

                  Stay Strong - Encouraging Quotes for Women

                    10. A Strong Woman Is One Who Is Able To Smile This Morning Like She Wasn’t Crying Last Night.

                    Strong Woman Is One Who Is Able To Smile This Morning - Inspirational Quotes for Women

                      11. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were.

                      Always Smile - Inspirational Women Quotes

                        12. I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become.

                        I Am Not What Happened To Me - Quotes About Women

                          13. I Don’t Want You To Save Me. I Want You To Stand By My Side As I Save Myself.

                          I Want You To Stand By My Side - Inspiring Quotes for Women

                            14. Being Deeply Loved Gives You Strength; Loving Deeply Gives You Courage.

                            Being Deeply Loved Gives You Strength - Inspirational Women Quotes

                              15. You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want If You Want Great, Then Be Great.

                              Quotes About Strong Women - You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want

                                16. You’re Allowed To Scream, You’re Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up.

                                Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up - Motivational Quotes for Women

                                  17. If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world.

                                  Words of Encouragement for Women - Rule the World

                                    18. A Strong Woman Knows How To Keep Her Life In Line. With Tears In Her Eyes, She Still Manages To Say, “Nah, I’m Fine.”

                                    Strong Woman Knows How To Keep Her Life In Line - Encouraging Quotes for Women

                                      19. If I Ever Let My Head Down It Will Be Just To Admire My Shoes.

                                      Ever Let My Head Down - Uplifting Quotes for Women

                                        20. Littles Girls With Dreams Becomes Women With Vision.

                                        Becomes Women With Vision - Quotes about Strong Women

                                          21. Women Have Been Trained To Speak Softly And Carry A Lipstick.
                                          Those Days Are Over.

                                          Women Have Been Trained To Speak Softly - Inspirational Women Quote

                                            22. You Can Become Strong And Powerful And Beautiful.

                                            Become Strong And Powerful - Motivational Quotes for Women

                                              23. The Kind Of Beauty I Want Most Is The Hard-to-get Kind That Comes From Within-strength, Courage, Dignity.

                                              Kind That Comes From Within strength - Inspiring Quotes for Women

                                                24. She Is Clothed With Strength & Dignity And Laughs Without Fear Of The feature.

                                                She Is Clothed With Strength & Dignity - Quotes About Women

                                                  25. She Builds Others Up Because She Knows What It’s like to be torn down.

                                                  She Builds Others Up - Uplifting Quotes for Women

                                                    26. Strong Women Wear Their Pain Like They Do Stilettos. No Matter How Much It Hurts, All You See Is The Beauty Of It.

                                                    Strong Women Wear Their Pain - Quote about Women

                                                      27. This Is The Year I Will Be Stronger, Braver, Kinder, Unstoppable, And This Year I Will Be Fierce.

                                                      Strong Women Quote - This Is The Year I Will Be Stronger

                                                        28. You Only Live Once, You Might As Well As A Badass!

                                                        You Only Live Once - Motivational Quotes for Women

                                                          29. A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

                                                          A girl should be two things - Inspirational Quote for Women

                                                            30. Believe In Yourself A Little More.

                                                            Believe In Yourself - Motivational Quote for Women

                                                              31. You Are Stronger Than You Think.

                                                              Strong Women Quote - You Are Stronger

                                                                32. Don’t Worry…

                                                                Don't Worry, God hears you - Quotes about Women

                                                                  33. Above All, Be the Heroine Of Your Life, Not The Victim.

                                                                  Be the Heroine Of Your Life - Inspiring Quote for women

                                                                    34. A Strong Woman Loves, Forgives, Walks Aways, Lets Go, Tries Again, And Perseveres…

                                                                    Strong Woman Loves, Forgives - Inspirational Women Quote

                                                                      35. Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That Makes Beauty.

                                                                      Character that Make Beauty - Quote about Strong Women

                                                                        36. Being Both Soft And Strong Is A Combination Very Few Have Mastered.

                                                                        Being Both Soft And Strong - Uplifting Quote for women

                                                                          37. We All Have An Unsuspected Reserve Of Strength Inside That emerges When Life Puts Us To The Test.

                                                                          Unsuspected Reserve Of Strength Inside - Encouraging Quote for Women

                                                                            38. I’m Too Busy Working On My Own Grass To Notice If Yours Is Greener.

                                                                            Working On My Own Grass - Quote about Women

                                                                              39. Make A Fairy Tale And Go Live In It.

                                                                              Make A Fairy Tale - Inspiring Quote for Women

                                                                                40. One Of The Most Courageous Decisions You’ll Ever Make Is To Finally Let Go Of What Is Hurting Your Heart And Soul.

                                                                                Let Go Of What Is Hurting Your Heart And Soul - Words of Encouragement for Women

                                                                                  41. It’s Better To Break Your Own Heart By Leaving, Rather Than Having That Person Break Your Heart Every Day You’re With Them.

                                                                                  Better To Break Your Own Heart - Inspirational Women Quote

                                                                                    42. Make A Wish.

                                                                                    Make A Wish - Motivational Quote for Women

                                                                                      43. You’ve Always Had The Power My Dear, Your Just Had To Learn It For Yourself.

                                                                                      You've Always Had The Power - Quote about Strong Women

                                                                                        44. Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter.

                                                                                        Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter - Inspirational Women Quote

                                                                                          45. A Strong Woman Stands Up For Herself. A Stronger Woman Stands Up For Everyone Else.

                                                                                          Strong Woman Stands Up For Herself - Uplifting Quote for Women

                                                                                            46. Anyone Can Give Up, It’s The Easiest Thing In The World To Do. But To Hold It Together When Everyone Else Would Understand If You Fell Apart, That’s True Strength.

                                                                                            Hold It Together When Everyone Else Would Understand If You Fell Apart - Quotes about Strong Women

                                                                                              47. You’re Beautiful.

                                                                                              You're Beautiful - Quote about Women

                                                                                                48. Be That Strong Girl That Everyone Knew Would Make It Through The Worst. Be that Fearless Girl..

                                                                                                Be Strong Girl - Strong Women Quote

                                                                                                  49. Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within.

                                                                                                  Nothing Can Dim The Light - Inspiring Quote for Women

                                                                                                    50. May My Heart Be Brave, My Mind Fierce, And My Spirit Free.

                                                                                                    My Heart Be Brave - Quote about Strong women

                                                                                                      51. I Figure, If A Girl Wants To Be A Legend, She Should Go Ahead And Be One.

                                                                                                      Should Go Ahead And Be One - Uplifting Quote for Women

                                                                                                        52. Nothing Is More Impressive Than A person Who Is Secure In The Unique Way God Made Her.

                                                                                                        Secure In The Unique Way God Made Her - Inspiring Quote for Women

                                                                                                          53. You Never Realize How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have.

                                                                                                          Inspirational Quote for Women - Realize How Strong You Are

                                                                                                            54. Keep Your Hopes Up.

                                                                                                            Keep Your Hopes Up - Uplifting Quote for Women

                                                                                                              55. The Only Person You Should Try To Be Better Than, Is The Person You Were Yesterday.

                                                                                                              Only You Should Try To Be Better - Encouraging Quote for Women

                                                                                                                56. Happiness Is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life.

                                                                                                                Happiness Is a way of life - Motivational Quote for Women

                                                                                                                  57. Ask Yourself If What You’re Doing Today Is Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow.
                                                                                                                  Ask Yourself Where You Want To Be Tomorrow - Uplifting Quote for Women

                                                                                                                    58. She Believed She Could, So She Did.

                                                                                                                    She Believed She Could - Word of Encouragement for women

                                                                                                                      59. I’ll Be Ok. Just Not Today.

                                                                                                                      Be ok - Encouraging Quote for women

                                                                                                                        60. Don’t Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle.
                                                                                                                        Don't Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle - Quote about Strong Women

                                                                                                                          61. She Is Clothed With Strength And Dignity; She Can Laugh At The Days To Come.
                                                                                                                          She Can Laugh At The Days To Come - Inspirational Women Quote

                                                                                                                            62. One Day Someone Is Going To Hug You So Tight, That All Of Your Broken Pieces Fit Back Together.
                                                                                                                            Strong Women Quote

                                                                                                                              63. When Someone Else’s Happiness Is Your Happiness That Is Love.
                                                                                                                              Someone Else's Happiness Is Your Happiness - Quote about Women

                                                                                                                                64. If A Person Wants To Be A Part Of Your Life, They Will Make An Obvious Effort To Do So. Think Twice Before Reserving A Space In Your Heart For People Who Do Not Make An Effort To Stay.

                                                                                                                                Think Twice Before Reserving A Space In Your Heart For People

                                                                                                                                  65. You Will Forever Be My Always.
                                                                                                                                  You Will Forever Be My Always - Inspiring Quote for women

                                                                                                                                    66. Having A Soft Heart In A Cruel World Is Courage, Not Weakness.
                                                                                                                                    Having A Soft Heart Is Courage - Quote about Strong Women

                                                                                                                                      67. What Ever You Decide To Do, Make Sure It Makes You Happy.
                                                                                                                                      Make Sure Things Makes You Happy - Inspirational Women Quote

                                                                                                                                        68. I Smile Like An Idiot When I Think About You.
                                                                                                                                        I Smile Like An Idiot When I Think About You

                                                                                                                                          69. By The Way, I’m Wearing The Smile You Gave Me.
                                                                                                                                          Wearing The Smile You Gave Me - Quote about Women

                                                                                                                                            70. I Knew Who I Was This Morning But I’ve Changed A Few Times Since Then.
                                                                                                                                            I Knew Who I Was This Morning But I've Changed A Few Times Since Then

                                                                                                                                              71. She Acts Like Summer & Walks Like Rain.
                                                                                                                                              Acts Like Summer - Strong Women Quote

                                                                                                                                                72. The Most Memorable People In Life Will Be The Friends Who Loved You When You Weren’t Very Lovable.
                                                                                                                                                Word of Encouragement for Women

                                                                                                                                                  73. Just A Brunette And A Blonde With An Unbreakable Bond. Best Friends Forever.
                                                                                                                                                  A Blonde With An Unbreakable Bond - Inspirational Quote for Women

                                                                                                                                                    74. Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.

                                                                                                                                                    Life was meant for Good Friend

                                                                                                                                                      75. How Lucky I Am To Have Something That Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard.
                                                                                                                                                      How Lucky I Am To Have Something That Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard

                                                                                                                                                        76. Time Decides Who You Meet In Life, Your Heart Decides Who You Want In Your Life, And Your Behaviour Decide Who Stays In Your Life.

                                                                                                                                                        Heart Decides Who You Want In Your Life - Inspiring Quote for Women

                                                                                                                                                          77. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

                                                                                                                                                          Care About You Can Hear You

                                                                                                                                                            78. Apologising Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Wrong And The Other Person Is Right. It Means You Values Relationship More Than Your Ego.

                                                                                                                                                            Apologising Doesn't Always Mean You're Wrong - Motivational Quote for Women

                                                                                                                                                              79. To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure.
                                                                                                                                                              To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure

                                                                                                                                                                80. It Is Only With The Heart That One Can See Rightly. What Is Essential Is Invisible To The Eye.
                                                                                                                                                                Only With The Heart That One Can See Rightly

                                                                                                                                                                  81. Never Apologize For Having High Standards. People Who Really Want To Be In Your Life Will Rise Up To Meet Them.
                                                                                                                                                                  Meet them who really want you will rise up

                                                                                                                                                                    82. If You Don’t Know Where You Want To Go, Then It Doesn’t Matter Which Path You Take.

                                                                                                                                                                    Don't Know Where You Want To Go, Then It Doesn't Matter Which Path You Take

                                                                                                                                                                      83. Someday, Everything Will Make Perfect Sense. So For Now, Laugh At The Confusion, Smile Through The Tears And Keep Reminding Yourself That Everything Happens For A Reason.

                                                                                                                                                                      Everything Will Make Perfect Sense - Strong Women Quote

                                                                                                                                                                        84. Let It All Go. See What Stays.

                                                                                                                                                                        See What Stays - Quote about women

                                                                                                                                                                          85. It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.

                                                                                                                                                                          It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done

                                                                                                                                                                            86. I Have An Insane Calling To Be Where I’m Not.

                                                                                                                                                                            Encouraging Quote for women

                                                                                                                                                                              87. It Feels Good To Be Lost In The Right Direction.

                                                                                                                                                                              Feels Good To Be Lost In The Right Direction - Quote about strong women

                                                                                                                                                                                88. Don’t Call It A Dream Call It A Plan.

                                                                                                                                                                                Don't Call It A Dream Call It A Plan - Uplifting Quote for Women

                                                                                                                                                                                  89. She Needed A Hero. So That’s What She Became.

                                                                                                                                                                                  She Needed A Hero. So That's What She Became

                                                                                                                                                                                    90. Failure Is The Opportunity To Being Again More Intelligently.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Failure Is The Opportunity - Inspiring quote for women

                                                                                                                                                                                      91. Sometimes All You Need Is One Person That Shows You That It’s Okay To Let Your Guard Down, Be Yourself, And Love With No Regrets.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Be Yourself, And Love With No Regrets - Inspirational Quote for Women

                                                                                                                                                                                        92. Everything You Do Now Is For Your Future Think About That.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Everything You Do Now Is For Your Future Think About That

                                                                                                                                                                                          93. Clear Your Mind of Can’t

                                                                                                                                                                                          Clear Your Mind of Can't

                                                                                                                                                                                            94. Being Someone’s First Love May Be Great, But To Be Their Last Is Beyond Perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Being Someone's First Love May Be Great - Quote about women

                                                                                                                                                                                              95. She Believed She Could So She Did

                                                                                                                                                                                              She Believed She Could So She Did - Strong Women Quote

                                                                                                                                                                                                96. Shortest Horror Story Ever: Sold Out

                                                                                                                                                                                                Shortest Horror Story Ever: Sold Out

                                                                                                                                                                                                  97. I Am Not A One In A Million Kind Of Girl. I Am One In A Lifetime Kind Of Woman.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I Am One In A Lifetime Kind Of Woman - Inspiring Quote for women

                                                                                                                                                                                                    98. So Honey Now Take Me Into Your Loving Arms Kiss Me Under The Light Of A Thousand Stars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quote about women

                                                                                                                                                                                                      99. Have I Mentioned Today How Lucky I Am To Be In Love With You?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      How Lucky I Am To Be In Love With You

                                                                                                                                                                                                        100. Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Life Is About Creating Yourself - Motivational Quote for Women

                                                                                                                                                                                                          101. Clothes Aren’t Going To Change The World, The Women Who Wear Them Will.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quote for women - Clothes Aren't Going To Change The World

                                                                                                                                                                                                            102. If You Obey All The Rules You Miss All The Fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            If You Obey All The Rules You Miss All The Fun

                                                                                                                                                                                                              103. Learn The Rules Like A Pro So You Can Break Them Like An Artist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Learn The Rules Like A Pro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                104. I Would Rather Regret The Things I Have Done Than The Things I Have Not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I Would Rather Regret The Things I Have Done - Inspiring Quote for women

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  105. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    106. Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take, But By The Moments That Take Our Breath Away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take - Quote about Strong Women

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      107. I Wish I Could Turn Back The Clock. I’d Find You Sonner And Love You Longer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I Wish I Could Turn Back The Clock. I'd Find You Sonner And Love You Longer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        108. You Are Kind. You Are Smart. You Are Important.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You Are Kind. You Are Smart. You Are Important.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          109. Smile. You’re Cute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Smile. You're Cute - Uplifting Quote for Women

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            110. The Question Isn’t Who Is Going To Let Me; It’s Who Is Going To Stop Me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Question Isn't Who Is Going To Stop Me - Strong Women Quote

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              111. Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To Be Yourself - Quote about Strong Women

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Be Inspired From Strong Women

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As you can tell, there are many words of encouragement in the form of inspirational quotes for women available. Out of this list of quotes about women, I hope you have found some strong women quotes that resonate with you and inspire you to take action, however that may look like.

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