51 Powerful International Women’s Day Quotes

Written by Harini Natarajan , Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

The eighth of March every year is celebrated as International Women’s Day. It is a time to celebrate and show support to all the women in your life. Famous personalities have done it and shown us how to not only fight for the rights of women but also care about them. Women display their strength, persistence, and courage every day in all walks of life. They teach us how to challenge the norm and persevere through it all while being the harbingers of peace.
So, here are a few Women Empowerment Quotes that will help you show your gratitude to the women in your life and motivate them to fight for their rights.

51 Powerful Women Quotes To Share On International Women’s Day

  1. “To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her what she can.” – Spanish proverb
  2. “Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.” – Virginia Woolfe
  3. “Well behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “Where there is a woman, there is magic.” – Ntozake Shange
  5. “Like anything learned, bravery needs to be practiced.” – Caroline Paul
  6. “She wasn’t looking for a knight, she was looking for a sword.” – Atticus
  7. “A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd. She remains herself.” – Loretta Young
  8. “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
  9. “There’s nothing a man can do that I can’t do better and in heels.” – Ginger Rogers
  10. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher


  1. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  2. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fears; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
  3. “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come to you.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  4. “A woman’s heart holds the light that guides you even in a dark tunnel like that of life.” – Anonymous
  5. “A strong woman is the one who can dare to raise her voice for the cause she believes in, and this strength lives in a corner in every woman’s heart. It just needs to be searched.” – Carlos P. Gonzalez
  6. “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey
  7.  “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr
  8. “One is not born a woman, but rather becomes, a woman.” – Simon De Beauvoir
  9. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
  10. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou


  1. “Extremists have shown what frightens them the most – a girl with a book.” –Malala Yousafzai
  2. “A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.” – Rudyard Kipling
  3. “Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim.” – Nora Ephron
  4. “God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.” – Farah Fawcett
  5. “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  6. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé
  7. “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey
  8. “Decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall
  9. “I’ve always told myself that if I was going to be given a voice, I might as well say something worth listening to.” – Alessia Cara
  10. “Sometimes it’s the princess who kills the dragon and saves the prince.” – Samuel Lowe
  11. “Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps and preside over the White House as the President’s spouse. I wish him well!” – Barbara Bush


  1. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” – Michelle Obama
  2. “No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.” – Kamala Harris
  3. “Don’t try to squeeze into a glass slipper. Instead, shatter the glass ceiling” – Priyanka Chopra Jonas
  4. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton
  5. “Whether women are better than men, I cannot say. But I can say they are certainly no worse.” – Golda Meir
  6. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” – W. E. B. Dubois
  7. “All the world’s a stage, and it’s a dead easy guess which sex has all the speaking parts.” – Robert Elliott Gonzales
  8. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” – Beyoncé
  9. “I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” – Reese Witherspoon
  10. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Bronte


  1. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates
  2. “I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That’s me.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, ‘Oh crap! She’s up.’” – Anonymous
  4. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” – Rhonda Hansome
  6. “Yes, some women are difficult to understand. Complicated yet interesting to most men. Both should find their match.” – Nora Ephron
  7. “Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” – Viola Davis
  8. “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” – Gloria Steinem
  9. “You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are, And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart. No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful.” – Alessia Cara
  10. “I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley

A woman personifies care, love, and nurturing in any job that she is given and brings out the best in any person she meets. To all the women around the world who are struggling at the moment, remember that you are never alone. You just need to push through and break free on the other side these International Women’S Day Quotes will be of great help. Happy Womens Day!

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