35 Independent Women Quotes – Empowered Women

1. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.
Mahatma Gandhi

2. The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
Bella Abzug

3. I don’t think of myself as a poor, deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
Oprah Winfrey

4. In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. 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

6. Any woman whose I.Q. hovers above her body temperature must be a feminist.
Rita Mae Brown

7. The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.
Oscar Wilde

8. A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

9. Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel

10. 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, or a prostitute.
Rebecca West

11. Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.
Charlotte Bunch

12. If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

13. Women’s empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.
Mahnaz Afkhami

14. The connection between women’s human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent.
Mahnaz Afkhami

15. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
Oscar Wilde

16. The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson

17. Women have a lot to say about how to advance women’s rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond.
Charlotte Bunch

18. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

19. We ought to have more women in various management positions, because women are the ones who decide almost everything in the home.
Ingvar Kamprad

20. If a woman can only succeed by emulating men, I think it is a great loss and not a success. The aim is not only for a woman to succeed, but to keep her womanhood and let her womanhood influence society.”
Suzanne Brogger

21. Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
Gloria Steinem

22. How important it is to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.
Maya Angelou

23. A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Nancy Reagan

24. There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to man.
Mahatma Gandhi

25. The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.”
Susan B. Anthony

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

27. I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.
Shirley Bassey

28. Well-behaved women seldom make history.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

29. Woman must not accept; she must challenge, She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
Margaret Sanger

30. There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out.
Mae West

31. Become the change you want to see – those are words I live by.
Oprah Winfrey

32. The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.”
Shirley Chisholm

33. You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.
Martha Graham

34. I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
Dido Armstrong

35. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald