If you are a woman, then these strong women quotes are for you. They are from some of the strongest women in the public eye, and their messages are worthy of every woman’s attention! These women know what it takes to be strong women, and while they are already living that strength, they want it for you and every other woman out there, which is why their quotes are so powerful. Their quotes are the truth and the guidelines to becoming stronger in every aspect of life.
1. How To Become A Stronger Woman
For a long time, all women were told what they had to do and how they had to do it. They were restricted from doing and saying certain things, and they were treated as if they couldn’t follow just any path that they wanted to follow. Now, many women can choose to be the person they want to be, and they can choose to be authentically powerful in their life.
It doesn’t matter what your passion or calling is – if you are true to your character and let it serve your inner desires, then you are a strong woman. Strong women follow their calling, regardless of what other people think, and live their life well.
A lot of women think that living in a traditional woman’s role is disempowering. But, many women are drawn to being a wife and mother, and when they admit that calling, and let their personality work towards being the best wife and mother out there, they are acting a strong woman in their role. It’s only when women become a wife and a mother when they don’t really want to, and end up living a life that is nowhere near their dreams, that they are then disempowering themselves.
So, if you don’t remember any of the other strong women quotes in this article, remember this one. You are powerful when you match up what you do and how you act with what you feel. You cannot get stronger than that.
2. Fix Your Own Problems
I thought, along with Oprah, Gayle King is definitely a strong woman to listen to, and this quote pretty much says it all. When Gayle was younger, she had picked up the phone to call her mentor, Bruce Johnson, to complain about things not working out the way she was expecting, and he told her to ‘grow up’ and hung up the phone. That was when she realized that when you were given an opportunity to do something, you had to make the most of it, and nobody wants to hear you complaining, nor does complaining do any good.
When it comes to complaining, strong women don’t do it. If it doesn’t require someone else’s help, they work things out on their own. Weak women, though, complain and act like a victim and tell everyone they see their problems and struggles.
If you want to be a stronger woman, face your problems head on and fix them yourself. You are in charge of your own life and you have the power to fix issues when they arise. Therefore, instead of picking up the phone to complain, use that time to take action on working through the problem and creating success.
3. Don’t Skimp On Your Education
This quote from Michelle Obama came from a speech where she is talking about girls around the world and how many are facing barriers to get the education they desperately want. She said that globally, over 60 million girls are not in school and many girls are fighting for their right to stay in school.
Many are not allowed to go to school. Many don’t have the resources to go to school. And many have to drop out of school, at the young ages of 12 or 13, because they are forced to marry and take on their role as wife and mother.
What we know is that educating girls is the way to give them more power in life. It is the way to break the cycle of poverty and help them and their communities and countries. In fact, according to the Global Education Fund, educating all the girls that want to be educated is the most powerful way to make positive change on the planet.
If you have access to education, take it. Education is power. It doesn’t just give you more knowledge, it gives you more insight into yourself, other people, and the world around you. It gives you the tools and confidence to do what you need to do in your life. It gives you the awareness that allows you to move past the criticism and people trying to hold you back. Education is essential for being a strong woman, and you have it at your fingertips unlike many women on the planet right now!
Don’t make excuses. We even have online education now, so there is no excuse not to educate yourself and grow as a woman who will contribute more to her life and to the world around her. Education is a powerful tool to become a strong woman.
4. Your Place Is Where You Want It To Be
When it comes to strong women quotes, this is one you will hear from every strong woman across the globe. I just happened to hear it said directly from Michelle Obama’s mouth, so I wanted to include it as being said by her.
Every woman that has taken control of her life knows that her place is not where other people want her to be, it is where SHE wants to be. It doesn’t have to be in the kitchen or in the home. It doesn’t have to be looking after the kids. It doesn’t have to be tending to the men in her life. It doesn’t have to be putting up with abuse or neglect in her relationships because that is what women are supposed to put up with. No, a woman’s place is wherever she wants it to be.
Where do you want to be? That’s a question you should always be asking yourself as a woman. Do you want to do what you are being told to do by your family, friends, religion, or society? Or, do you want to take a complete 180 and do something different?
Your place in the world is wherever your calling and desires take you. No matter where it is, it should be a place of fulfillment, happiness, and success.
5. This Is The Time To Be Strong Women!
This quote was taken from the 2015 Women in the World Summit speech by Hillary Clinton. Perhaps this is why she decided to run for president? It makes sense.
Data taken from over 20 years from around the world through the Clinton and Gates foundation showed that this is the time to be born female. In just 20 years, things have changed so much that women around the world are not facing as many horrible situations and outcomes that they used to face. No, not all women are experiencing the freedom that they want – or anything even close to it, but we have come a long way in the world and this is the time to start making some bigger changes!
Strong women lead the way for other women. They lead by example and they lead through their efforts. The more strong women we have, the more we can help women who are still struggling for their rights to live happier and healthier lives. In other words, this is the time to be stronger and create even more equality in the world by using our education and power to do so.
Women’s rights, according to Angelina Jolie, can go backward. For example, she says that in Iraq and Syria, women are being sold in cages and young girls are being forced into sexual slavery. I googled this, and I eventually had to get offline for a while because it is so painful to watch and look at what is happening in the world with women.
So, if you are not sure whether you should become stronger or not, this is a great reason to put on your pro list. You can influence what happens to women in this world by being a strong woman and taking action and speaking up. You will not only be helping yourself live a richer life, you will have an opportunity to help girls who don’t have the power to make a change live a richer life.
6. Strong Does Not Mean Solo
Many women believe that in order to be strong they have to prove that they can do everything themselves. They don’t want to ask for help or, in many cases, even show the slightest sign that they need help. This is actually something that can affect their strength in a very negative way.
There comes a point where you just have too much on your plate and trying to do things all on your own can affect your success and your health in a very negative way. No one can be superwoman and do things at the light of speed while never getting tired or run down. It’s impossible! That’s why it’s important to ask for help when you need it and delegate responsibilities to other people.
Not being able to ask for help or share how you really feel is a weakness. It makes you become someone you are not and affects your life in a negative way.
Your need for help does not make you less strong. It makes you strong enough to recognize that you can’t do it all on your own, and confident enough to ask for the help and guidance when you need it.
7. Your Power Lies Within
I love Melissa McCarthy for many different reasons and believe she could make up a book of strong women quotes. She is a strong woman who has worked for her success and continues to work for her success, despite how badly people want to tear her down for superficial reasons. I’m talking about the type of reasons that have nothing to do with what kind of woman she is or what she can do with her life.
Every woman knows this well. They are always faced with another person basing their worth on their looks, weight, clothes, hair, and makeup. In short, their worth is based on their looks to many people, and they are taught that from a young age. And, every single person who tells them they are not living up to a standard makes them feel like they are less of a person than they could or should be.
Of course, this applies to all women, even the conventionally beautiful women, because every little bit of their outward appearance is attacked and no woman can live up to what society says they should be like in order to be worthy! How are women supposed to feel strong when they feel so weak in worth?
If you are a woman, people are going to tear you down based on your looks. It will happen in your closest relationships and every time you put yourself out there where people can comment. If you ever find a woman not being judged on her looks, you may have entered into another dimension! Unfortunately, I honestly don’t think it’s possible on this Earth not to be judged superficially as a woman.
That’s the bad news, but the good news is you don’t have to value yourself on your looks. Your strength and worth is within you, not without you. It’s your beliefs, morals, opinions, enthusiasm, compassion, and abilities that make you strong – not whether or not your hair came out perfect today.
Once you start to really believe in your inner worth, you will become stronger. Other people’s opinions and hate will not stop you from going out there and living the life you want to live.