130 International Womens Day Quotes

Women’s day has emerged as such in the early 1900s from the movements for women’s rights. Much has been achieved since those days, but much remains to be done in the fight of gender equality. To quote a historical figure by the name of Golda Meir, “Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

“There’s something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling, knowing she can crush you with the truth.” –R.G. Moon

“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” –Unknown

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” –G.D. Anderson

“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.” –Unknown 

“She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.” –Rumi 

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” –Ayn Rand

“Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.” –R.H. Sin

“Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.” –Kiera Cass

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” –Madonna

“It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.” –Colette Werden

“A woman is like a tea bag: You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” –Rupi Kaur

“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” –Amelia Earhart

“A woman should be like a single flower—not a whole bouquet.” –Anna Held

“I know what I bring to the table… So trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” –Unknown

“Strong back.  Soft front. Wild heart. Just be you.” –Brene Brown

“Be the woman you needed as a girl.” –Unknown

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back, because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” –Mark Anthony

“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” –Lalah Deliah

Women’s history is women’s right.” — Dr. Gerda Lerner

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart

“Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk.” — Dolores Huerta

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.” — Melinda Gates

“People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.” – Diana, Princess of Wales

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem

“I know that like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have” ― Eva Peron

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” — Rosa Parks

“We can disagree and still love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” — Linda Sarsour

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ―Oprah Winfrey

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes

“Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely — and the right to be heard.” — Hillary Clinton

“I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.” — Alice Paul

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” ― Anne Frank

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ― Shirley Chisholm

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” — Frida Kahlo

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” — Juliette Gordon

“My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work, and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition there.” ― Indira Gandhi

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ― Helen Keller

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. — Marie Curie

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ― Jane Goodall

“Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.” — Yuri Kochiyama

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ― Golda Meir

“Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.” — Maya Angelou.

“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” –Unknown 

“To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her what she can.” –Spanish Proverb

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd; she is herself.” –Loretta Young

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.” –Ntozake Shange

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” –Unknown

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” –Hillary Clinton

“A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.” –Coco Chanel

“She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.” –Atticus 

“There’s nothing a man can do that I can’t do better and in heels.” –Ginger Rogers

“Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim.” –Nora Ephron

“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” –Emma Watson

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” –Stephanie Bennett-Henry

“A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” –Gina Carey

“Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care what others think.” –Unknown

“If you have a dream, make it a goal.” –Unknown

“Sometimes it’s the princess who kills the dragon and saves the prince.” –Samuel Lowe

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” –Unknown.

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” –Katherine Hepburn

“She believed she could, so she did.” –Unknown

“We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” –Malala Yousafzai

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” –Margaret Fuller

“Sometimes it takes balls to be a woman.” –Unknown

“A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” –Unknown 

“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” –Margaret Thatcher

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” –Melinda Gates

“We all have a ‘Wonder Woman’ inside of us.” –Unknown

“I can and I will. Watch me.” –Carrie Green

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” –W.E.B. Dubois

“The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence.” –Blake Lively

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” –Rhonda Hansome

“I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” –Malala

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” –Maya Angelou

“Females are strong as hell.” –The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

“Real queens fix each other’s crowns.” –Unknown

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” –Michelle Obama

“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” –Hannah Gadsby

“Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” –Gloria Steinem

“Her soul is fierce, her heart is brave, her mind is strong.” –Unknown

“The strongest action for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” –Unknown

“She’s everything; even when she’s treated like nothing.” –R.H. Sin

“A strong woman can also be vulnerable. Just because there’s a crack in your armor, don’t doubt your strength for one moment.” –Unknown

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” –Unknown

“I am proud of the woman I am today because I went through one hell of a time to become her.” –Unknown

“She’s a strong cup of black coffee in a world that is drunk on the cheap wine of shallow love.” –Unknown

“Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”

“Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” –Unknown

“I expect woman will be the last thing civilized by man.” –George Meredith

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” –Audrey Hepburn

“Don’t stop until you’re proud.” –Unknown

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” –Oprah Winfrey

“Women are the real architects of society.” –Cher

“The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Women are made to be loved, not understood.” –Oscar Wilde

“In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits” –Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Women hold up half the sky.” –Mao Zedong

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants rather than to create it herself.” –Anais Nin

“She’s a mess of gorgeous chaos, and you can see it in her eyes.” –Unknown 

“I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.” –Mary Shelley

“What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have is just love what we do have.” –Cameron Diaz

“Women’s value has been under-recognized for far too long.” –Sidney Sheldon

“After all those years as a woman hearing, ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I am enough.’” –Anna Quindlen

“Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.” –Michael Hutchence

“You cannot be broken because you are a diamond, tougher than nails and a jewel in the rough.” –Unknown

“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” –Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“You are a woman; that is your superpower.” –Unknown

“Stop waiting to find the light at the end of the tunnel and be the light for yourself.” –Unknown

“Know what your worth is and then add the tax to that amount.” –Unknown

“She promised better things for herself, so she sought out those things and never looked back.” –Unknown 

“She is strong, but not in the ways most people think. She loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it, yet she loves anyway.” –J.M. Storm

“She was a wild one. Always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.” –Kaitlin Foster

“Yes, she knows pain, but she is strong. Her heart knows no other way.” –A.R. Asher

“The world needs strong women who will lift and build others. Who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce; women of indomitable will.” –Amy Tenney.

“She’s a badass with a good heart. Soft but strong. Unapologetic and honest. She’s the type of woman you go to war beside; the type of woman you marry.” –R.H. Sin

“She looked back on her life and realized that everything that happened only made her stronger.” –Unknown

“She wore her scars as her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.” –Daniel Saint

“Never ever mistake her silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills before the onset of a hurricane.” –Unknown

“She was a true fighter; you could see it in her eyes. She wasn’t born strong, she was made strong. She was sculpted to be her own when the world let her down and she kept picking herself back up.” –Unknown

“Some days, she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day, it still gets done.” –Unknown

“She has been through hell, so believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into fire and smiles.” –E. Corona

“She never seemed shattered to me; she was a breathtaking mosaic of battles she’s won.” –Matt Baker

“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” –Unknown 

“You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.” Queen Elizabeth II

“I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullsh*t. I identify much more with being a warrior — a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess. Definitely.” Emma Watson

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