159+ Perfect International Women’s Day Quotes

International Women’s Day Quotes: In 1908, against a backdrop of terrible working conditions and exploitation, 15,000 women took to the streets in New York protesting for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. The next year the Socialist Party of America announced a National Women’s Day to honor the strikers, and in 1910 it went global – the Socialist International voted for the creation of a Women’s Day to advocate for suffrage. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911, and more than a million people turned out to rallies in Europe.
The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. After that the United Nations adopted International Women’s Day on 8 March, that it is still held. More than 100 years ago, that first march was about ending harmful workplace conditions, equal rights, equal pay, and an end to exploitation. And sadly, those aims are still relevant today.

International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8. Across the world, women and people from all backgrounds celebrate this day to bring attention to the women’s rights movement. International Women’s Day recognizes issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, social mobility, and violence against women. The day is a perfect time to support for women’s rights and reflect upon the steps of equality still needed for women in the world today.
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International Women’s Day Quotes

1. “Women are the real architects of society.” —Cher

2.  “She believed she could, so she did.” —R.S. Grey
3. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” —Emma Watson
4. “Where there is a woman, there is magic.” —Ntozake Shange
5. “When the world tells you to shrink, expand.” – Elaine Welteroth
6. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
7. “One is not born a woman, but becomes one.” —Simone de Beauvoir
8. “I am a woman and I get to define what that means.” – Swati Sharma
9. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron
10. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” —Coco Chanel
11. “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” – Laverne Cox
12. “I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” —Reese Witherspoon
13. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates
14. “A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life.” —Virginia Woolf
15. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama

16. “Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards.” —Marilyn Monroe
17. “I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” —Maya Angelou
18. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” —Beyoncé Knowles
19. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” —Elizabeth Cady Stanton
20. “I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” —Malala Yousafzai
21. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” —Hillary Clinton
22. “I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.” —Mary Shelley
23. “Each time a woman stands up for herself she stands up for all women.” —Maya Angelou
24. “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” —Calamity Jane
25. “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” —Hillary Clinton
26. “I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.” – Reese Witherspoon
27. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” —Sheryl Sandberg
28. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” —Unknown
29. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” —Helen Keller
30. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

31. “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
32. “Don’t think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.” – Gloria Steinem
33. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde
34. “Today, we are celebrating the strength, determination, and resilience of women everywhere.” – Michelle Obama
35. “Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” —Viola Davis
36. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg
37. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants rather than to create it herself.” —Anais Nin
38. “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” —Serena Williams
39. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
40. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” —Amelia Earhart
41. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the women’s card, then deal me in.” —Hillary Clinton
42. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
43. “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G.D. Anderson
44. “At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.” —Elizabeth Gilbert
45. “I can promise you that women working together—linked, informed, and educated—can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.” —Isabel Allende

46. “What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” —Rupi Kaur
47. “…this International Women’s Day, allow me to share what I’ve learned. You don’t need to be ‘one of the guys.’ You are strong, brave, and destined to lead. Own it.” – Tammy Duckworth
48. “There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness and the nerve to never take no for an answer.” – Rihanna
49. “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
50. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams
51. “Women should be celebrated every day…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
52. “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
53. “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.” —Nancy Pelosi

Strong woman quotes

54. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ‒ Oprah
55. “It’s very important not to keep silent.” ‒ Pussy Riot
56. “Women are powerful and dangerous.” ‒ Audre Lorde
57. “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” — Beyoncé
58. “We all have a ‘Wonder Woman’ inside of us.” – Shally Zomorodi
59. “Her soul is fierce, her heart is brave, her mind is strong.” – r.h. Sin
60. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

61. “Like anything learned, bravery needs to be practiced.” ‒ Caroline Paul
62. “Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.” – R.H. Sin
63. “I don’t need to be saved. I’m my own person. I’m strong.” ‒ Miley Cyrus
64. “I’m actually thrilled with the woman I’m turning out to be.” ‒ Katherine Ryan
65. “Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards.” — Marilyn Monroe
66. “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey
67. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” – Ain Eineziz
68. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
69. “Yes, you have been broken. But girl, you know how to work it.” ‒ Sophie Thakur
70. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
71. “Yes, she knows pain, but she is strong. Her heart knows no other way.” – A.R. Asher
72. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” – W.E.B. Dubois
73. “You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” – Mary Elizabeth Winstead
74. “Sometimes it’s the princess who kills the dragon and saves the prince.” – Samuel Lowe
75. “There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” ‒ Hannah Gadsby

76. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong.” — G.D. Anderson
77. “She was a wild one. Always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.” – Kaitlin Foster
78. “I think women are very powerful and I think we’re more powerful together than separate.” ‒ Zendaya
79. “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” – Grigor Dimitrov
80. “I am proud of the woman I am today because I went through one hell of a time to become her.” – Elise Portugal
81. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” — Marge Piercy
82. “These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down. It’s a revolution, the time will come for us to finally win.” ‒ Taylor Swift
83. “The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” – Unknown
84. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates
85. “A strong woman can also be vulnerable. Just because there’s a crack in your armor, don’t doubt your strength for one moment.” – Unknown
86. “She is strong, but not in the ways most people think. She loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it, yet she loves anyway.” – J.M. Storm
87. “No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.” – Kamala Harris
88. “You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.” – Unknown
89. “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
90. “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

91. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn
92. “Women make up more than half of the world’s population and potential, so it is neither just nor practical for their voices, for our voices, to go unheard at the highest levels of decision-making.” ‒ Meghan Markle
93. “We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined, they can be free.” — Kavita Ramdas

Inspiring quotes for Women’s Day

94. “Collaborate, don’t compete.” ‒ Olivia Perez
95. “Do not ever yourself short.” ‒ Jameela Jamil
96. “Women hold up the world.” ‒ Akilah Hughes
97. “Women are the real architects of society.” – Cher
98. “Behind every successful woman, is herself.” – Bart Jackson
99. “When the world tells you to shrink, expand.” – Elaine Welteroth
100. “Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.” – Sonia Sotomayor
101. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah
102. “Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care what others think.” – Unknown
103. “When women support each other, incredible things happen.” – Unknown
104. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
105. “There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman

106. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
107. “You must enter a relationship / with yourself / before anyone else” ‒ Rupi Kaur
108. “I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
109. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
110. “Stop waiting to find the light at the end of the tunnel and be the light for yourself.” – Unknown
111. “Take the wisdoms of the women in this world and keep them at your side, always.” ‒ Beanie Feldstein
112. “You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.” – Aung San Suu Kyi
113. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” — Helen Keller
114. “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” — Dilma Rousseff
115. “She promised better things for herself, so she sought out those things and never looked back.” – Unknown
116. “In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
117. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
118. “Don’t think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.” — Gloria Steinem
119. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” — Diane Mariechild
120. “Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” – Viola Davis

121. “Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.” ‒ Betty Friedan
122. “One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.” — Marilyn Monroe
123. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
124. “I can encourage the women who are striving to get their footing in the world to keep pushing and to express themselves.” ‒ Angela Yee
125. “It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.” – Colette Werden
126. “Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.” — Katherine Johnson
127. “Women that believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.” — Nikita Gill
128. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton
129. “Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.” ‒ Indra Nooyi
130. “All of us are put in boxes by our family, by our religion, by our society, our moment in history, even our own bodies. Some people have the courage to break free.” – Geena Rocero
131. “Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited.” — Ava DuVernay
132. “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without preteens and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and herself only.” — Maya Angelou
133. “To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” — Hillary Clinton
134. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” — Serena Williams
135. “After all those years as a woman hearing, ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I am enough.’” – Anna Quindlen

Funny Women’s Day quotes

136. “Men are fantastic ‒ as a concept.” ‒ Jo Brand
137. “Feisty women are my calling!” ‒ Florence Pugh
138. “Sometimes it takes balls to be a woman.” – Elizabeth Cook
139. “Females are strong as hell.” – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
140. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
141. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn
142. “A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel
143. “Know what your worth is and then add tax to that amount.” – Unknown
144. “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” —Gloria Steinem
145. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” —Marilyn Monroe
146. “Be free, be fierce, but most of all, have fun while being a feminist.” – Nimco Ali
147. “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” —Gina Carey
148. “There’s nothing a man can do that I can’t do better and in heels.” —Ginger Rogers
149. “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” —Shirley Chisholm
150. “Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.” – Kiera Cass

151. “I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.” – Margaret Mead
152. “I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” —Maya Angelo
153. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” —Rhonda Hansome
154. “I’m pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there.” – Aubrey Plaza
155. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” —Margaret Thatcher
156. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
157. “I am a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou
158. “Never ever mistake her silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills before the onset of a hurricane.” – Nikita Gill
159. “Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” —Charlotte Whitton

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