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Top 50 Women’s History Month Quotes To Inspire You

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From controversial figures to popular icons, women have a lot to say. For the rest of us, it's vital to take a step back and simply listen to those women who aren't in the driver's seat of their own lives. This blog features 50 of the finest Women's History Month quotes of all time, demonstrating that women have always been vocal. And, it’s high time to put an end to antiquated thinkings believing that outspoken women are offensive. Speaking up is assertive, not aggressive. Period.

Since 1987, March has been designated as Women's History Month. It is observed to highlight all the women out there who strive and thrive each day. Calling attention to their sacrifices and contributions to their families and society, organizations, communities, and the media houses throughout the month of March honor all women.

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And if you're seeking some inspiration and need some inspiring words this March, these fantastic Women's History Month Quotes, all by great women, are ideal. Reading them will remind you of the challenges women have had in getting their voices heard and being treated fairly by society. They will also encourage you to carry on the legacy these women have established to make the world a better place to live for all.

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Top 50 Women’s History Month Quotes To Inspire Everyone

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


  1. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible! — Audrey Hepburn
  1. Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world. — Oprah Winfrey
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Women belong in all places where decisions are being made... It shouldn't be that women are the exception. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg


  1. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. — Helen Keller
  1. 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
  1. Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. — Brené Brown
  1. The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. — Amelia Earhart
  1. 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


  1. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Marie Curie.
  1. We can do no great things, only small things with great love. - Mother Teresa
  1. I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. - Malala Yousafzai
  1. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker
  1. 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


  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Feminism, when it truly achieves its goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society. ― Shulamith Firestone
  1. If one man can destroy everything, why can't one girl change it? - Malala Yousafzai
  1. The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. - Gloria Steinem
  1. If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher


  1. 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
  1. Thus, gender ideology not only creates ideas about femininity, but it also shapes conceptions about masculinity. ― Patricia Hill Collins
  1. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. - Desmond Tutu
  1. 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
  1. 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


  1. Some people ask: 'Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights or something like that?' Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general — but to choose to use the vague expression of human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  1. 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


  1. If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend. ― Charlotte Brontë
  1. The kindest words/my father said to me/women like you/drown oceans. ― Rupi Kaur
  1. For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. — Virginia Woolf
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. My mother did not raise me to ask for permission to lead. ― Ayanna Pressley


  1. I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, OK. — Madonna
  1. It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question 'who am I' except the voice inside herself. ― Betty Friedan
  1. You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself. - Diana Ross
  1. A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” –Gloria Steinem
  2. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. - Charlotte Brontë
  1. You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman. — Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  1. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie. — Gloria Steinem


  1. Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. — Charlotte Whitton
  1. There’s something 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, musical artist
  1. A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. — Carly Simon, musical artist
  1. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. ― Nora Ephron


  1. What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters. You’re going to walk into many rooms where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had. So you use that voice and be strong. — Kamala Harris
  1. I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man. — Karen Hawkins, author
  1. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. ― Abigail Adams


This article is written by Susmita Sarma, a digital marketer at Vantage Circle. She was involved with media relations before shifting her interest in research and creative writing. Apart from being a classical music buff, she keeps a keen interest in anchoring and cooking. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

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