Powerful women quotes: 25 killer quotes to get you motivated

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Like a motivational quote? You’ve come to the right place! Here are 25 powerful women quotes to fire you up to follow your dreams!

1) “Power is not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyonce

2) “Dreams don’t just come true because you want them. That’s a wish or a fantasy. You’ve got to work for them. They’re not going to show up one day and say “Hey! Here I am. Don’t you love me?” – Dolly Parton

3) “No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.” – Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal

4) “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few moments… including you” – Anna Lamott

5) “Trust in God. She will provide” – Emmeline Pankhurst

6) “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estee Lauder

7) “Once a week someone tells me to toughen up, to get a sharper edge. I don’t do that” – Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder and CEO of Bumble

8) “Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly?” Frida Kahlo

9) “You are your own torch carrier. Don’t let anyone steal your light” – Hayley Williams, Paramore

10) “That there is no one on this big, wide planet who can understand the you-ness of you more than you.” Elizabeth Day, author of How to Fail

11) “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore” – Michele Ruiz

12) “Put blinders on those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” – Meryl Streep

13) “If you’re waiting for someone to believe in you, you’ll be waiting a long time. You have to believe in yourself.” – Cher

14) “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

15) “When they go low, we go high” – Michelle Obama

16) “If you have a dream, fight for it. It’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand, are brave, and keep on going.” – Lady Gaga

17) “If you are one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, “Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],” don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.” – Reese Witherspoon

18) “If plan A isn’t working, I have plan B, and plan C and even plan D” – Serena Williams

19) “We’ve all got to stop being polite. If I ever had children… the first thing I’d teach a girl of mine is the words ‘fuck off’.” – Helen Mirren

20) “You’ve really got to force yourself into the discomfort zone. I’m not saying throw yourself into something really scary, but identify what it is that scares you most and then come up with a plan for how to get through that. Once you have a plan, you feel in control.” Farrah Storr, Editor of Elle UK

 21) “How can one be a woman and not be a feminist? That’s my question.” – Debbie Harry, Blondie

22) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

23) “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” – Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

24) “The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings… I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.” – Audrey Hepburn

25) “So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Those are my favourite powerful women quotes. What are yours?

4 responses to “Powerful women quotes: 25 killer quotes to get you motivated”

  1. These are great. The Eleanor Roosevelt quote is one of my favourites. She has so many great sayings. I hadn’t heard the Jacinda Ardern one before but I love it! I completely agree that empathy is a strength and should never be seen as a weakness.

  2. I love all of these different quotes from women who made it to the top! I really like Michelle Obama’s quote the most. Always aim high no matter what! So important that we don’t give up and give it our best. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

  3. Very inspiring quotes, this can fuel a woman’s heart. I love Eleonor Roosevelt’s quote!

    1. Thanks so much! I know I probably could have included about 100 more 🙂

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