Empowering Quotes by Strong Women on International Women’s Day

 International Women's Day

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

Nora Ephron


“We realise the importance our voices only when we are silenced.”

Malala Yousafzai


“Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.”

Michelle Obama


“Don’t compare yourself. You are all you’ve got.”

Janis Joplin


“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

J.K Rowling 


“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

Audre Lorde


“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”



“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

Louisa May Alcott

 International Women's Day

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

Judy Garland


“You’re not too fat. You’re not too loud. You’re not too smart. You’re not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you.”

Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism


“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody’s else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.”

Bell Hooks


“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”

Lady Gaga


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

Helen Keller


“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all of our lives.”

Jane Austen, Persuasion