The Greatest Inspirational
Quotes for Women

This page is a collection of Inspirational Quotes for Women.

Being a man, I asked for some help in putting this page together. I reached out to the inspiring women I've had the opportunity to be friends with.

First, I'd like to thank them for their help.

Secondly, what a joyful experience this has been. Reading through these quotes I found myself changing. I could feel my perspective getting bigger and my perception getting more positive as I read.

The wisdom on this page has been shared by women throughout history and it is powerful for all people. Men and women alike will be uplifted and inspired to live with passion and joy.

In appreciation of all the women who have enriched my life I am excited to share this page of inspirational quotes for women with you. enjoy!



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



Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
-Ella Fitzgerald



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



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



Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen.
-Sarah Ban Breathnach



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



Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.
-Sonia Croquette



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



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Figure out who you are separate from your family,
and the man or woman you're in a relationship with.
Find who you are in this world
and what you need to feel good alone.
I think that's the most important thing in life.
Find a sense of self because with that,
you can do anything else.
-Angelina Jolie



Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
-Dolly Parton



I am not afraid…I was born to do this.
-Joan of Arc



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



It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,
and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
-Agnes Repplier



People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
-Elisabeth Kübler-Ross



The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart,
the less capable you are of loving in the present.
-Barbara De Angelis



The minute you settle for less than you deserve,
you get even less than you settled for.
-Maureen Dowd



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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-Eleanor Roosevelt



The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect
and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
-Anna Quindlen



Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth,
it hasn't changed who I am.
My feet are still on the ground.
I'm just wearing better shoes.
-Oprah Winfrey



We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
-Anne Frank



You never find yourself until you face the truth.
-Pearl Bailey



You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
-Barbara De Angelis



If a woman can only succeed by emulating men,
I think it is a great loss and not a success.
The aim is not only for a woman to succeed,
but to keep her womanhood and let her womanhood influence society.
-Suzanne Brogger



Women have to harness their power- it's absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead,
you go around the corner.
-Cher



Well-behaved women rarely make history.
-Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


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