50 Best Strong Women Quotes In Celebration Of Women's History Month

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March was Women’s History month, and what better way to celebrate than a round-up of the best quotes and inspirational artwork from history’s most amazing and influential women?

From controversial “nasty women” to universally beloved popular icons, women have a lot to say. And it is all important to hear, especially us women who aren't always in the driver’s seat.

Take heed of these women’s messages for your own life, and you’ll make the most of this month that's marked as a reminder to all of us of our strength, unity and power.

This month is all about us, ladies. We have collectively worked hard to be where we are today. From feminism to Times Up — the movement against sexual assault — women continue to change the world on a daily basis, fighting for what matters most. 

Draw inspiration from these incredible women to make changes in your own life, too. Women’s History month is a perfect opportunity to brush up on what females like yourself have accomplished in the past. Use that knowledge of their bravery to inspire you to take charge.

Whether that’s your new promotion, pay raise, or a better relationship with your friends, family or co-workers — go for it like these powerful women of history would want you to!

If you’re looking to do more this March for women, there are lots of ways to become involved. Check out organizations like GirlUp to help empower women from around the world. On a local level, look at women’s shelters close to home. Shelters often have lists of supplies they need or volunteer positions to fill, so don’t hesitate to get some gals together and go make their day!

Let these strong women quotes motivate you to find your own power. Use them to your advantage and share with your friends so they can get the inspiring message in these women’s words. 


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1. Build your sisters up.

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"Empowered women empower women."


2. Your "flaws" are actually what makes you unique. 

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"What makes you different or weird- that's your strength."- Meryl Streep


3. Because girls are powerful. 

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"As for my girls, I'll raise them to think they breathe fire."- Jessica Kirkland


4. The future is looking bright.

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"The future is female."


5. Women should never be afraid to be who they are. 

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"I was once afraid of people saying 'Who does she think she is?' Now I have the courage to stand and say, 'This is who I am."- Oprah Winfrey


6. What happens when we love each other.

"When women support each other, incredible things happen."


7. For all or for none.

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"For all womenkind."


8. Be beautiful like you. 

"Admire someone else's beauty without questioning your own."


9. You are your own knight in shining armor. 

"We have become the men we wanted to marry."- Gloria Steinem 


10. Grow where you're planted.

"They tried to bury us. They did not know we were seeds."


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11. A strong, fierce woman.

"I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be."- Diane Von Furstenberg


12. Doing the right thing is always worth it.

"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."- Rosa Parks 


13. Make your feminism intersectional.

"We all can do it. Feminism is worthless without internationality and inclusion."


14. Girls versus women.

"Girls compete. Women empower."


15. Go after what you want.

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for."- Oprah Winfrey


16. Women can handle any challenge.

"A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink."- Gina Carey


17. Not afraid to take on the world. 

"I don't know exactly what's next but I'm stepping forward with grit anchored in grace."- Julie Graham


18. Timeless advice.

"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants."- Coco Chanel


19. Say it louder for the women in the back.

"Who run the world? Girls."


20. Beauty on the inside is what is important.

"You can't eat beauty, it doesn't sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."- Lupita Nyong'o 


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21. For when the going gets tough.

"Life is tough, my darling, but so are you."-Stephanie Bennett Henry 


22. Stand with your sisters.

"Other girls are not my competition. I stand with them, not against them."


23. The traits that make an unstoppable woman. 

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within- strength, courage, dignity."- Ruby Dee


24. Never be afraid of your talents.

"Girls should never be afraid to be smart."- Emma Watson


25. A good question. 

"If one man can destroy everything, why can't one girl change it?"


26. No man required.

"Behind every successful woman is herself."


27. Friends support friends, period. 

"No one is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow."- Alice Walker


28. Over and long gone. 

"Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over."- Bella Abzug


29. Hands off!

"Our rights are not up for grabs. Neither are we."


30. It's a woman's world now. 

"There's something so special about a woman who dominates in a man's world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer."- Rihanna


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31. Bravery is being afraid but still pushing forward.

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"I am stronger than my fear."- Malala Yousafzai


32. Need-to-know only.

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"My body is none of your business."


33. Women have enough strength to always keep moving forward. 

"You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot in front of the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way."- Elizabeth Taylor


34. Cheers to strong women. 

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"Here's to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them."


34. Women can save themselves.

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


35. Don't be afraid to go after it. 

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"We don't get what we want, we get what we think we deserve... ask for more."- Sarah Silverman


36. We are an unstoppable force. 

"There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise."


37. Examples of potential role models.

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All of these women kicked ass and took names. Let their histories inspire you to change your life and the lives of others.


38. Hold your head up high, or the crown slips. 

"Real queens fix each other's crowns."


39. Be a contender.

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"Fight like a girl."


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40. Your womanhood is whatever you make it. 

"Do not live someone else's life and someone else's idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that's inside of you."- Viola Davis


41. Your life is your choice. 

"Do your thing and don't care if they don't like it."- Tina Fey


42. Who cares what everyone else wants you to do.

"It's about being alive and feisty and not sitting down and shutting up. Even if people would like you to."- Pink 


43. You're a wonder.

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"We are all Wonderwomen."


44. It's your decision. 

"What you do makes a difference. And you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make"- Jane Goodall


45. You can be unstoppable. 

"Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here. And don't give a damn what anyone thinks."- Shonda Rhimes  


46. Be the change you want to see in the world. 

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."- Mother Teresa


47. Be a boss-lady.

"#Girl Boss."


48. Tell him Anne. 

"A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said 'For a man, you're kind of ignorant."- Anne Hathaway


49. Now you can use it.  

"You had the power all along my dear"- Glinda the Good Witch


50. If anyone ever doubts a woman. 

"Prove them wrong"


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Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.


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