International Women’s Day Quotes

While each and every day is an opportunity to celebrate women, one day, in particular, gives us an extra chance to recognize the incredible achievements made by women across the globe, and the ongoing, tireless pursuit of worldwide gender equality. That day is International Women’s Day, which falls each year on March 8, at the onset of Women’s History Month.

International Women’s Day (IWD) – 8th March is a day to appreciate women in your lives and also acknowledge their success, contributions, and achievements. It is a day of hope and reflection; and a celebration of gender parity in all walks of life. The day to acknowledge women’s strength, patience, inner strength, and courage. International Women’s Day encourages people to actively choose to “challenge stereotypes, broaden perceptions, fight bias, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.” On the occasion of International Women’s Day, it is a good opportunity to share the inspirational Women’s Day Quotes by powerful women to make you feel empowered. The following quotes are words of wisdom by some of the smartest, most talented, and successful women in the world, from Maya Angelou to Malala Yousafzai.

If you’re looking for a boost of inspiration, motivation, or you just want to celebrate womanhood in all its forms, we’ve got the ultimate list of powerful International Women’s Day quotes, just for you.

“She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.” – Atticus

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou

“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

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back, because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

“She has been through hell, so believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into fire and smiles.” – E. Corona

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

“Yes, she knows pain, but she is strong. Her heart knows no other way.” – A.R. Asher

“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

“She was a true fighter; you could see it in her eyes. She wasn’t born strong, she was made strong. She was sculpted to be her own when the world let her down and she kept picking herself back up.” – Unknown

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“She promised better things for herself, so she sought out those things and never looked back.” – Unknown

“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

“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

“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

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning.” — Amy Poehler

“Call me whatever you want. It’s not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing. Because it doesn’t just affect me, it affects all the other women who are in this with me, and it affects all the other men who are in this with me, too.” — Emma Watson

“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

“We are the breathing, living manifestations of the hopes of women who are not breathing any more. We must hope for ourselves, our daughters, and the women a hundred years from now. We are the thing with feathers and now we must spread our wings and fly.” ‒ Deborah Frances-White

“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

“I will always be the girl who believed she could make it to the moon, in a world that still debates whether girls should have an education and whether women should have reproductive rights.” ‒ Alaa Murabit

“Self-definition and self-determination is about the many varied decisions that we make to compose and journey toward ourselves… It’s OK if your personal definition is in a constant state of flux as you navigate the world.” ‒ Janet Mock

“Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.” – Yuri Kochiyama

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes ‒ understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” ‒ Arianna Huffington

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