84+ Powerful quotes from famous women.



Famous women quotes.



Women have long made their mark in history. Today, we find many women breaking new frontiers in male-dominated spaces. Below I'll share 84 powerful quotes from famous women. Enjoy.





 “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”

― Oprah Winfrey


“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“We need to live our values, to be the kind of nation that invests in opportunity, not just for some of us, but for all of us.”
― Elizabeth Warren


“Sometimes it pays to fight back, even when everyone says it would be better to give up.”
― Elizabeth Warren


“Pick your own act of defiance, something that says to you—and to others—that you won’t go along with the hate.”
― Elizabeth Warren


“I’m here to ask you to fight for more funding for research on Alzheimer’s. Please. I’m going to forget, so I need you to remember.”
― Elizabeth Warren,


“If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ”

― Oprah Winfrey


“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.”

― Oprah Winfrey




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

― Rosa Parks


“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”

― Rosa Parks


“Each person must live their life as a model for others.”

― Rosa Parks



“Don't forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.”

-- Shirley Temple


“Good luck needs no explanation.”

-- Shirley Temple


“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”

-- Shirley Temple



“Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.”

-- Shirley Temple


“When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since.”

-- Shirley Temple


“Be brave and clear. Follow your heart and don't be overly influenced by outside factors. Be true to yourself.”

-- Shirley Temple


“Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft


“Simplicity and sincerity generally go hand in hand, as both proceed from a love of truth.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft


“My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft


“It is far better to be often deceived than never to trust; to be disappointed in love, than never to love.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft


“Happy would it be for women if they were only flattered by the men who loved them; I mean, who love the individual, not the sex.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft


Virtue can only flourish among equals ― Mary Wollstonecraft


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible!”
― Audrey Hepburn


“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“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


“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”
― audrey hepburn


“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“Happy girls are the prettiest”
― Audrey Hepburn


“I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.”
― Audrey Hepburn


“The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
― Elizabeth Taylor


“I don't entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I'm me. God knows, I'm me.”
― Elizabeth Taylor


“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them.”
― Elizabeth Taylor


“Success is a great deodorant.”
― Elizabeth Taylor


“When people say: She's got everything. I've only one answer: I haven't had tomorrow.”
― Elizabeth Taylor



“I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive.”
― Elizabeth Taylor


“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”
― Elizabeth Taylor


“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
― Judy Garland


“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”
― Judy Garland


“How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.”
― Judy Garland


“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
― Judy Garland


“You've got to S-M-I-L-E
To be H-A-Double-P-Y”
― Shirley Temple


“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


“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

― Rosa Parks


“Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.”

― Rosa Parks


“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.”

― Rosa Parks


“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.”

― Rosa Parks


“I learned to put my trust in God and to see Him as my strength. Long ago I set my mind to be a free person and not to give in to fear. I always felt that it was my right to defend myself if I could. 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”

― Rosa Parks



“I'm young as morning

and fresh as dew.

Everybody loves me

and so do you.”

― Maya Angelou,


“Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.”

― Maya Angelou


“Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood.”

― Maya Angelou


“Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now.”

― Maya Angelou


“Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.”

― Maya Angelou


“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”

― Maya Angelou


“I do not need to know all things. I remind myself that it is sufficient that I know what I know and know that without believing that I will always know what I know or that what I know will always be true.”

― Maya Angelou


“I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.

People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.”

― Maya Angelou


“When you do nothing you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”

― Maya Angelou


“I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.”

― Maya Angelou


“You are the sum total of everything you've seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot- it's all right there.”

― Maya Angelou


“Segregation shaped me; education liberated me.”

― Maya Angelou


“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

― Maya Angelou


“If you only have one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”

― Maya Angelou



“I lived long enough to know that things never remain quite the same for very long.”

― Queen Elizabeth II 


“The true measure of all our actions is how long the good in them lasts.”

― Elizabeth II


“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.”

― Queen Elizabeth II


“I have to be seen to be believed.”

― Queen Elizabeth II


“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“You can disagree without being disagreeable.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg



“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

― Princess Diana


“I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am.”

― Princess Diana


“They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?”

― Princess Diana


“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved”

― Princess Diana


“Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”

― Princess Diana


“If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.”

― Princess of Wales Diana


“Family is the most important thing in the world.”

― Princess Diana



“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt


“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


“You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
― Amelia Earhart


“I want to do it 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


“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done.”
― Amelia Earhart


“Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”
― Amelia Earhart


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
― Amelia Earhart


“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”
― Amelia Earhart


“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”

― Amelia Earhart


“Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.”
― Amelia Earhart


“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”
― Amelia Earhart


“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace,
The soul that knows it not, knows no release,
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.”
― Amelia Earhart


“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
― Amelia Earhart


“Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”
― Amelia Earhart


“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little thing; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear nor mountain heights, where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings. How can life grant us boon of living, compensate for dull grey ugliness and pregnant hate unless we dare the souls dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold resistless day and count it fair.”
― Amelia Earhart


“There is more to life than being a passenger.”
― Amelia Earhart


“In soloing--as in other activities--it is far easier to start something than to finish it.”
― Amelia Earhart


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
― Amelia Earhart


“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.”
― Amelia Earhart


“I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage”
― Amelia Earhart


“What do dreams know of boundaries”
― Amelia Earhart


You cannot look at a person and judge him or her by the color of their skin. Ruby Bridges


We have tolerance, respect, and equality in our written laws but not in the hearts of some of our people. Ruby Bridges


We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society. Ruby Bridges


Kids come into the world with clean hearts, fresh starts. Ruby Bridges


Evil looks like you and I. I know what evil looks like, and I know that it comes in all shades and colors. Ruby Bridges


I believe it doesn't do yourself any good to hate. Ruby Bridges


We all have a common enemy, and it is evil. Ruby Bridges


Kids really don't care about what their friends look like. Ruby Bridges


I praise loudly. I blame softly. Catherine the Great


I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. Catherine the Great


A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. Catherine the Great


My mother sees things but from the distance; she does not weigh them in regard to my position, and she judges me too harshly. But she is my mother, who loves me dearly; and when she speaks, I can only bow my head. Marie Antoinette


My honor was not yielded but conquered merely. Cleopatra


The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them. Queen Victoria


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