50 Empowering International Women’s Day Quotes

50 Empowering International Women’s Day Quotes

International Women’s Day 2019 – Ring The Bell for Gender Equality – Nasdaq“, by UN Women, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Every year, on March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. This day celebrates women and raises awareness about the many challenges they face in modern society. With hashtags such as #EmpowerHer, #KnowYourWorthLadies, #Fempire, etc., the struggles and achievements of women are being publicized now more than ever before. Such movements have led to women’s empowerment across the world, but there’s still more that can be done to ensure women have equal rights and opportunities as men. 

At TurtleQuote.com, we have compiled some of the best International Women’s Day quotes you’ll come across on the internet. These quotes derive from famous women celebrities, authors, philosophers; you name it! We celebrate women knowing that there wouldn’t be a world without them. Also, without women, there wouldn’t be a future to look forward to. That said, here are 50 of the best happy women’s day quotes to celebrate your loved ones.

International Women’s Day Quotes

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

Loretta Young

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”

Mary Shelley

“I’m grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.”

Maya Angelou

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Mother Teresa

“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.”

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Actress

“Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.”

R.H. Sin, Author

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States

“She’s everything; even when she’s treated like nothing.”

R.H. Sin, Author

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

Katherine Hepburn

“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.”

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”

W.E.B. Dubois

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

George Meredith

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.”

Ellen J. Barrier

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

Gloria Steinem

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

Rhonda Hansome

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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


“We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.”

Emma Watson

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

“I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.”

Reese Witherspoon

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

Oscar Wilde

“The most important thing one woman can do for another is expand her sense of actual possibilities.”

Adrienne Rich

“The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Coco Channel

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

Malala Yousafzai

“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”

Hillary Clinton

“You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.”

Aung San Suu Kyi

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.”

Ntozake Shange

“Extremists have shown what frightens them most; a girl with a book.”

Malala Yousafzai

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.”

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”


“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, these women together ought to be able to turn it right again.”

Sojourner Truth

“If it is not a fit place for women, it is unfit for men to be there.”

Sojourner Truth

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Malala Yousafzai

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

Ginger Rogers

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

Michael Hutchence

“The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.”

Michelle Obama

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.”

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

A.R. Asher

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

E. Corona

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

Hannah Gadsby

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

Lalah Deliah

“Women hold up half the sky.”

Mao Zedong

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

Anna Quindlen

“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

“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.”

Emma Watson

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”

W.E.B. Dubois

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

As we celebrate the next International Women’s Day, we hope that you will send one of these quotes to your loved ones to make them feel valued, loved, and appreciated. Of course, you can always use these quotes on cards, text messages, social media, or whichever way that best suits your needs.

If you loved reading these quotes for International Women’s Day, you would also enjoy reading these 50 best powerful women empowerment quotes from inspiring women!

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