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54 Best Empowering Women's History Month Quotes (2023)

Women's History Month Quote Graphic: Well-behaved women seldom make history. — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the countless contributions and achievements of women throughout history.

To honor this important month, we’ve compiled a list of inspiring quotes from influential women who have made their mark on the world. From activists and writers to politicians and artists, these women have used their voices to advocate for change, challenge the status quo, and inspire others to do the same.

We hope these quotes serve as a reminder of the strength and resilience of women and encourage you to keep fighting for a better world for all — during March and beyond.

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The Best Women’s History Month Quotes

Famous Quotes

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”
— Michelle Obama

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” — Michelle Obama

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
Maya Angelou

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claming it, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou‍

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
— Frida Kahlo

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” — Frida Kahlo‍

“I want all the girls without an exception to have that space for themselves where they have opportunities to be the women they wish to be.”
— Priyanka Chopra

“I want all the girls without an exception to have that space for themselves where they have opportunities to be the women they wish to be.” — Priyanka Chopra

“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard... we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
Malala Yousafzai

“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard... we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” — Malala Yousafzai

"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.”
— Katherine Johnson

"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.” — Katherine Johnson

“As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“When women lose themselves, the world loses its way. We do not need more selfless women. What we need right now is more women who have detoxed themselves so completely from the world's expectations that they are full of nothing but themselves. What we need are women who are full of themselves. A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must be done. She lets the rest burn.”
Glennon Doyle

“When women lose themselves, the world loses its way. We do not need more selfless women. What we need right now is more women who have detoxed themselves so completely from the world's expectations that they are full of nothing but themselves. What we need are women who are full of themselves. A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must be done. She lets the rest burn.” — Glennon Doyle

“The silencing of one woman is the silencing of all women. The awakening of women is the awakening of the whole world.”
Dr. Tererai Trent

Quotes To Empower Women

“I am a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”

Maya Angelou

“I am a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” — Maya Angelou

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
— Oprah Winfrey

“If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”
— Emma Watson

“If you’re comfortable with yourself and know yourself, you’re going to shine and radiate and other people are going to be drawn to you.”
Dolly Parton 

“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.”
Maya Angelou

“Our collective experience has shown that when women have the power to make their own choices, good things happen.”
Madeleine Albright

“Our collective experience has shown that when women have the power to make their own choices, good things happen.”— Madeleine Albright

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.”
Coretta Scott King

“One of the first steps to happiness is deciding that you want to be happy and knowing what that means.”
— Julia Roberts

“The challenge is not to be perfect… it’s to be whole.”
— Jane Fonda

“Friends. Sisters. Mothers. Professors. When women affirm women, it unlocks our power. It gives us permission to shine brighter.”
— Elaine Welteroth

“Friends. Sisters. Mothers. Professors. When women affirm women, it unlocks our power. It gives us permission to shine brighter.” — Elaine Welteroth

Quotes About Women’s History Month

”Women should be celebrated every day, but a month dedicated to female empowerment is extremely special. It doesn’t just honor the iconic women who have changed history, but encourages new generations to dream big and know that anything is possible.”
— Molly McCook, in Forbes

”Women should be celebrated every day, but a month dedicated to female empowerment is extremely special. It doesn’t just honor the iconic women who have changed history, but encourages new generations to dream big and know that anything is possible.” — Molly McCook, in Forbes

“Though we have more Native women serving in Congress, a woman of color in the vice president’s office, and women making moves across the country, we still have to recognize that the disadvantages that we face are created by a system designed to keep us out, and that, coupled with systemic racism, makes Women’s History Month all the more important.”
— Deb Haaland, in The New York Times

“Women’s History Month pays homage to the trailblazers before us, builds hope and inspiration to us and offers an example of pride and excellence for younger generations.”
— Kron Moore, in Forbes

“Women’s History Month pays homage to the trailblazers before us, builds hope and inspiration to us and offers an example of pride and excellence for younger generations.” — Kron Moore, in Forbes

Quotes About Women’s History

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
— Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“Well-behaved women seldom make history” — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich‍

“The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that… women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.”
— Louise Otto

“Women’s history is women’s right... an essential, indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”
— Gerda Lerner

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
— Virginia Woolf

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” — Virginia Woolf

Inspirational Female Quotes

“Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.”
— Oprah Winfrey

“Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Dream with ambition, lead with conviction... And we will applaud you every step of the way.”
— Kamala Harris

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.”
— Michelle Obama

“I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you’re supposed to be to live a more authentic life.”
— Laverne Cox, in an interview for Dame Magazine

“I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you’re supposed to be to live a more authentic life.” — Laverne Cox, in an interview for Dame Magazine

“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”
— Mindy Kaling

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
— Rosa Parks

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved, and nurtured by people around them.”
— Michelle Obama

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved, and nurtured by people around them.” — Michelle Obama

Short Quotes

“Feminism is for everybody.”
— bell hooks

“Feminism is for everybody.” — bell hooks

“Women are the real architects of society.”
— Harriet Beecher Stowe

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“The best protection any woman can have… is courage.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”
— Melinda Gates

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” — Melinda Gates

“One is not born a woman, one becomes one.”
— Simone de Beauvoir

“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.”
Madeleine Albright

“Women are always at the front of revolutions.”
— Buthayna Kamel

“Women are always at the front of revolutions.” — Buthayna Kamel‍

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For Kids & Students

“I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.”
— Diane Von Furstenberg

“I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”
Brené Brown

“Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.”
— Hillary Clinton

“Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.” — Hillary Clinton

“Who knows what women can be when they are finally free to be themselves.”
— Betty Friedan

“Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society.”
— Sonia Sotomayor

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

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

More Women Quotes

“Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn't have the weight of gender expectations.”
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn't have the weight of gender expectations.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.”
— Michelle Obama

“Hear me as a woman
Have me as your sister
On purpled battlefield breaking day,
So I might say our victory is just beginning,
See me as change,
Say I am movement,
That I am the year
And I am the era
Of the women.”

Amanda Gorman, Won’t You Be My Sister

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

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

“Amazing things happen when women help other women.”
— Kasia Gospos

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I still believe that women should get paid equal and should be treated with respect. I’m all about that. I don’t get out and have to preach it or march in the streets, I write about it.”
Dolly Parton

“I still believe that women should get paid equal and should be treated with respect. I’m all about that. I don’t get out and have to preach it or march in the streets, I write about it.” — Dolly Parton‍

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