A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.
– Carly Simon
Inspirational Strong Women Quotes Image
There have been many, many faces of the feminism movement as it has continued to sweep the world, years after the original feminists of the world gained women the right to vote and the right to be equal citizens under the laws of what used to be a male dominated world. Still, there is still some gender bias, even with female giants like Maya Angelou, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Theresa, Oprah, Amelia Earhart and Princess Diana dominating the world in their respective fields. Thankfully, for the generations of females that are still to come, the wise words that have been given to us by these strong role models of the female character remain. They are a continual inspiration to us, to continue to push the boundaries of the world, to advocate for change for the greater good. Here are some of the greatest in quotes from the world’s greatest strong women, for and to make more strong women.
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”
“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.”
– Nancy Rathburn
“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
The world lost not only a great poet and author in 2014, but a great and inspirational strong woman was lost to this world when Maya Angelou passed. Her works as well as her individual words were great sources of strength and hope that inspired millions of people, particularly young women, to go out and take their world by storm. This quote, including its use of strong language were a perfect combination of exactly what Angelou was always trying to achieve. Life won’t simply lay down at your feet, you have to go out and take what you want. Life is what you and you alone, make it.
“I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” –Amelia Earhart
Perhaps most famous for her daring and equally disastrous trans-Atlantic flight that subsequently lead to her mystery disappearance, Amelia Earhart is a great example of a strong woman living by her own words. Refusing to be sidelined by the gender bias that said she could not fly like men did, she took to the skies in the ultimate revenge. Like her quote above, her failure at her task should not be seen as women’s inability to achieve like men, but as a challenge to other women, to get up and prove that they too are capable as well as strong.
“People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.” –Princess Diana
The epitome of a strong woman, Princess Diana in both her life and her death has continued to defy the what was once the women’s role set in stone. She showed the world that she could do the same as men and that other women could easily follow in her footsteps and example. It is not easy to go against everything that society says but perhaps that is the challenge of being a strong woman, perseverance and determination in the face of abject diversity.
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” –Melinda Gates
A final strong women quote that is indicative of a strong woman are these wise words from Melinda Gates. The meaning and purpose behind them is clear, a strong woman is not born, she is not inherent. A strong woman, a strong woman that has a voice that is heard is created, she is made from facing many tough decisions and challenges. Her road to becoming strong and influential is not easy, it is the toughest of roads and at the end of the journey, if she perseveres and comes to relish in her new found self, then she has finally found success and she has finally become the strong woman that all of us can and should be.
More Strong Women Quotes
“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”
― Mae West
Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.
You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.
– Mary Elizabeth Winstead
A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go,
tries again, perseveres…
no matter what life throws at her.