Women Empowerment Quotes

Women Empowerment Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Shearly Cripps, Dale Spender, Constance Baker Motley, Erica Jong, Amelia Earhart and many others.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Educate a man and you educate an individual. Educate a woman and you educate a family.
Arthur Shearly Cripps
Feminism has fought no wars … killed no opponentsset up no concentration camps … starved no enemiespracticed no cruelty. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets … for reforms in the law.
Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
Now, get out there and kick ass!
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.
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, at whatever cost, must be attained.
A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
The best way to succeed is to discover what you love and find a way to offer it to others.
We’re connected, as women. It’s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there’s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we’re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don’t help each other, who will?
Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
Remove those ‘I want you to like me‘ stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good -on your mirror!
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion
If it is true that men are better than women because they are stronger, why aren’t our sumo wrestlers in the government?
Toshiko Kishida
We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are tostart moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.
The data is clear: If you give a woman an opportunity, she will make a huge difference.
We want women leaders today as never before. Leaders who are not afraid to be called names and who are willing to go out and fight. I think women can save civilization. Women are persons.
I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.
You know I have never met a woman who is not strong. They don’t exist.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
The best protection any woman can have… is courage.
We’ve chosen the path to equality, don’t let them turn us around.
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
Be not ashamed women, … You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
Economic freedom is very important for women empowerment. They must be partners in economic development also. I have seen that women are very good at adapting to latest technology. We should link women and technology up-gradation.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
It is the women who are the leaders in change and without their participation poverty can never be removed.
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
The liberated woman is not that modern doll who wears make-up and tasteless clothes. ….The liberation woman is a person who believes that she is as human as a man. The liberated woman does not insist on her freedom so as to abuse it.
Ghada al-Samman
I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.
Respecting the woman as an important and valuable human being and making certain that the woman’s experience while giving birth is fulfilling and empowering is not just a nice extra, it is absolutely essential as it makes the woman strong and therefore makes society strong.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
My mustrious lordship, i’ll show you what a woman can do
Artemisia Gentileschi
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
People are like stainedglass 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 a light from within.
Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Part of me has always resisted the Western clichГ©d image of Muslim women, depicting them as nothing more than silent victims. My art, without denyingrepression,’ is a testimony to unspoken female power and the continuing protest in Islamic culture.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Women are leaders everywhere you look – from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracles await.
Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare.
I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy.
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking.
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.
I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody‘s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.
If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
I’ve always believed that one woman‘s success can only help another woman‘s success.
Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn’t is someone whom I admire but have never met.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
I am only one,
But still I am one.
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
I just think that knowing about your body at any age, whether it’s educating yourself on fertility, getting mammograms, going through puberty – whatever it may be, is really important. I just really encourage women empowerment and being comfortable talking about these issues.
Women are always saying,”We can do anything that men cando.” But Men should be saying,”We can do anything that women can do.
Never dull your shine for somebody else.
It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom.
Lucy Burns
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
Why are we not valuing the word ‘feminism’ when there is so much work to be done in terms of empowerment and emancipation of women everywhere?
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Success breeds confidence.
When we acknowledge God‘s supreme role in our life and set our mind on Him, He enables us to be women of hope.
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
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.
You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer“.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Feminism means revolution and I am a revolutionist.
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior
There is no power in the world like that of women … this most potent constituency we seek to represent, and for their suffrages we sue.
Louisa Lawson
No girl should ever forget that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
If you want something done, ask a busy person.
If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.
Ladies, we must remind ourselves that the weapon of the vote will be for us, just as it is for man, the only means of obtaining the reforms we desire. As long as we remain excluded from civic life, men will attend to their own interests rather than to our.
Hubertine Auclert
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
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 not, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Another “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I question the negative connotations of fabric, of ribbon, of lace. I turn these symbols of our imprisonment around.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
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.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.
You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
Marsha Johnson Evans
You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
You can go as far as your mind lets you.
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
Nothing-was more degrading than for a woman to have to marry for a home. Love should be the sole reason. Surely those with a brain-to think, eyes to see and a mind-to reason must realise that the capitalist system must cease and a co-operative system prevail in its place.
Vida Goldstein
The idea of being a feminist-so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex-but what feminism is about is equality and human rights. For me that is just an essential part of my identity. I hope [Girls] contributes to a continuance of feminist dialogue
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
My best successes came on the heels of failures.
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes‘; They will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.’