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Top 25+ Best Women Quotes to Inspire You

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Quotes from women and men about women are powerful to inspire, propel, motivate and equip. Every once in a while, we should check out what women, great women are feeding on and what keeps them on their toes; what they are saying and what values they hold.

It is important to note that you should not pattern your life after these women, what you should do is to be inspired by them to do great things, to make history, to fulfill purpose.

Below are a careful selection of the best women quotes to inspire and motivate you:

1. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices, always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2. A woman is the full circle. Within her is the ability to create, nurture, and transform. — Diane Mariechild

3. A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one. — Marjorie Kinnan

4. I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.― Maya Angelou

5. You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation ― Brigham Young

6. There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out ― Mae West

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

8. “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.” ― William Golding, Lord of the Flies

9. “A state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm.” ― Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

10. “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”– Margaret Thatcher

11. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”– Al Anon

12. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”– Oprah Winfrey

13. “Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!” – Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

14. 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

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

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16. Be not ashamed women, you are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul –Walt Whitman

17. The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing — and then marry him. – Cher

18. Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own “to do” list. – Michelle Obama

19. The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. – Roseanne Barr

20. “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” — Tory Burch

21. Run to the fire; don’t hide from it. – Meg Whitman

22. So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly. – Folorunsho Alakija

23. I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company. I’m an entrepreneur. … I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls. – Katy Perry

24. I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself. – Indra Nooyi

25. On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be. – Oprah Winfrey

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26. When women get top posts, even in developed countries, people somehow think they have too much power. You will be judged more harshly, and people expect more of you as a woman. So it’s not easy, but does that mean that you should shy away from doing those tough things if the opportunity comes? The answer is no. But you have to be wise about it, you have to have principles – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

27. The life partner you choose is extremely important. I think these days young women get carried away by how handsome or rich a man is and money shouldn’t be a measurement when choosing a husband.I think that before picking a husband, you have to know yourself first. Women need to realize that they come first and should spend more time nurturing their vision and ambitions – Ibukun Awosika

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