145 Best Women’s History Month Quotes to Inspire You!

The yearly commemoration of women’s contributions to historical events and contemporary culture is known as “Women’s History Month.”

Women’s History Month commemorates the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history.


Women have had a tremendous impact on the world, from trailblazers who knocked down barriers to modern-day campaigners working for gender equality.

We’ve gathered some inspiring quotes from powerful women to celebrate their legacy and continue the fight for development.

Top 10 Women’s History Month Quotes


I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. ~ Madonna.


Great necessities call out great virtues. ~ Abigail Adams.


We can do no great things, only small things with great love. ~ Mother Teresa.


I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott.


My best successes came on the heels of failures. ~ Barbara Corcoran.

Let me listen to me and not to them. ~ Gertrude Stein.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ~ Coco Chanel.

One is not born a woman, one becomes one. ~ Simone de Beauvoir.

Don’t get frustrated, get involved. Don’t complain, organize. ~ Maryum Ali.

We must be the authors of the history of our age. ~ Madeleine Albright.

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Famous Women’s History Month Quotes

The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. ~ Gloria Steinem.

You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself. ~ Diana Ross.

I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay. ~ Clara Barton.

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. ~ Tallulah Bankhead.

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. ~ Sheryl Sandberg.

The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. ~ Marianne Williamson.

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

I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. ~ Amy Schumer.

Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. ~ Indra Nooyi.

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

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! ~ Audrey Hepburn.

We need to come together – activists, artists, feminists – we all need to be together and cooperate together, no matter how hard it is. ~ Nela Croatia.

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ~ Lucille Ball.

Nobody has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank.

Don’t compromise 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.

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

What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~ Eleanor Powell.

I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least. ~ Dorothy Day.

I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. ~ Malala Yousafzai.

Unforgettable Women’s History Month Quotes

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.

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to ‘choose’ between public justice and private happiness. ~ Susan Faludi.

You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving. ~ Amy Carmichael.

What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud, and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. ~ Virginia Woolf.

A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of. ~ Zendaya.

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with a sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. ~ Helen Keller.

Ultimate Women’s History Month Quotes

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform. ~ Diane Mariechild.

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. ~ Jennifer Lopez.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. ~ Helen Keller.

I think beauty comes from actually knowing who you are. That’s real beauty to me. ~ Ellen Degeneres.

No one can give us power. If we aren’t part of the process of taking it, we won’t be strong enough to use it. ~ Gloria Steinem.

When women are held back, our country is held back. When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I’ve come to believe that seeking happiness is not a frivolous pursuit. It’s honorable and necessary. And most people forget even to think about it. ~ Goldie Hawn.

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. ~ Rebecca West.

I endeavour to make the most of everything. ~ Victoria Woodhull.

So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva. ~ Patti LaBelle.

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.

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

Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. ~ Marie Curie.

Motivational Women’s History Month Quotes

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. ~ Gloria Steinem.

For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women. ~ Elizabeth Blackwell.

We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be? ~ Meghan Markle.

You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. ~ Michelle Obama.

I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the night. ~ Mary Gardiner Brainard.

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

Remember, the Constitution doesn’t begin with, ‘I, the president.’ It begins with, ‘We, the people.’ ~ Gloria Steinem.

Inspirational Women’s History Month Quotes

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. ~ Emma Stone.

If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it? ~ Malala Yousafzai.

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

I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy. ~ Reese Witherspoon.

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. ~ Mae Jemison.


I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. ~ Charlotte Brontë.

It’s not the physical appearance of the person, but the kind of human that person is, that will make a difference in life. ~ J Varsha.

We cannot have equality for all if we have an economy that only works for the wealthy few, but we also cannot have an economy that works for everyone if even one person is kept out of a job because of hate. ~ Sarah McBride.

Best Women’s History Month Quotes

The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own. There is no other way. ~ Betty Friedan.

I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets. ~ Grace Kelly.

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. ~ Madeleine Albright.

Feminism, when it truly achieves its goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society. ~ Shulamith Firestone.

It’s ok to build somebody up without tearing others down at the same time. ~ Mari Copeny.

I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. ~ Mother Teresa.

My mother did not raise me to ask for permission to lead. ~ Ayanna Pressley.

Thus, gender ideology not only creates ideas about femininity, but it also shapes conceptions about masculinity. ~ Patricia Hill Collins.

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. ~ Mother Teresa.

A movement is much more than a march. A movement is that different space between our reality and our vision. Our liberation depends on all of us. ~ Janet Mock.

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. ~ Grace Hopper.

You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it. ~ Sophia Amoruso.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ~ Alice Walker.

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 our lives. ~ Jane Austen.

Just to be alive is a grand thing. ~ Agatha Christie.

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. ~ Catherine Cook.

A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ~ Marilyn Monroe.

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too. ~ Elizabeth I.

Women are the real architects of society. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Where there is a woman there is magic. ~ Ntozake Shange.

Today it is fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them. ~ Mother Teresa.

I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything. ~ Condoleezza Rice.

What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. ~ Meryl Streep.

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. ~ Melinda Gates.

Inspiring Women’s History Month Quotes

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person. ~ Sandra Day O’Connor.

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

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand.

I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God. ~ Elisabeth Elliot.

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anais Nin.

We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. ~ Angela Davis.

Without the community, there is no liberation. ~ Audre Lorde.

We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of the industry, and technology. Our potential is unlimited. We rise. ~ Alicia Keys.

Women don’t need to find their voice. They need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen. ~ Meghan Markle.


Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit. ~ Dianne Feinstein.

You can be the lead in your own life. ~ Kerry Washington.

I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up. ~ Malala Yousafzai.

Great Women’s History Month Quotes

If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise. ~ Rupi Kaur.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~ Judy Garland.

I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth. ~ Sonia Sotomayor.

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

To each of you powerful women I say this, you know that you are forced to be reckoned with, you can and have inspired peace and understanding and most importantly right now you can inspire your audience to vote. Now more than ever women need to continue to rise up. ~ Emma González.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton.

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. ~ Willa Cather.

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~ Marie Curie.

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith. ! Emma Watson.

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation. ~ Susan B. Anthony.

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. ~ Lucille Ball.

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.

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


Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? ~ Frida Kahlo.

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. ~ Rosa Parks.

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. ~ G. D. Anderson.

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

Wise Women’s History Month Quotes

The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. ~ Amelia Earhart.

We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in the workplace, it’s true in marriage, it’s true ever place. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Give people the respect of your honest opinion, and always meet them where they’re at. ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~ Maya Angelou.

It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t. ~ Carol K. Carr.

I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be. ~ Diane Von Furstenberg.

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly. ~ Margaret Atwood.

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ~ Marilyn Monroe.

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

I fight for the dignity of all people, specifically women. ~ Amina.

So these were the 145 top Women’s History Month quotes and sayings.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Good Morning quotes and Black History Month quotes.

References and Sources:

  1. Jesuit Resource – Women’s History Month Quotes
  2. 51 Empowering Women’s History Month Quotes
  3. 30 Empowering Quotes for Women’s History Month
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