31 Badass Quotes From Strong Women

We all need that extra push sometimes. It helps when that comes from our biggest heroes.

Here are some inspiring quotes from some of the most powerful, talented and successful women this world has ever seen.


1. “There is only one thing worse than coming home from the lab to a sink full of dirty dishes, and that’s not going to the lab at all!” -Chien-Shiung Wu

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2. “I know nothing of man’s rights, or women’s rights; human rights are all that I recognize.” -Sarah M. Grimke

ALCHETRON


3. “On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” -Oprah Winfrey

OHFACT!


4. “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” -Beyonce

CELEB YOUTH


5. “When we’re growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be.” -Ellen Page

GOTGAME


6. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” -Malala Yousafzai

FINANCIAL TIMES


7. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” -Madonna

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


8. Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” -Hillary Clinton

POLIFACT


9. “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” -Amelia Earhart

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10. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” -Katharine Hepburn

CBS NEWS


11. “A girl knows her limits, but a wise girl knows she has none.” -Marilyn Monroe

JETSS


12. “You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You’re important in your own right.” -Michelle Obama

THE SOURCE


13. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

C-SPAN FIRST LADIES


14. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” -J.K. Rowling

HUFFINGTON POST


15. “What I’m looking for is not out there, it’s in me.” -Helen Keller

YOUTUBE


16. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it’s right.” -Rosa Parks

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17. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

THE JOLLY LIBERTERIAN


18. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” -Shonda Rhimes

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


19. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” -Jennifer Lopez

L’OREAL


20. “Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” -Jodie Foster

SPEAKER’S CORNER


21. “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” -Arianna Huffington

THE B TEAM


22. “Everyone shines given the right lighting.” -Susan Cain

THE TELEGRAPH


23. “When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.” -Melissa McCarthy

VARIETY


24. “I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” -Ellen Degeneres

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


25. “When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be superwoman today.'” -Jada Pinkett Smith

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP


26. “Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else seems to love.” -Emma Watson

PINTEREST


27. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -Estee Lauder

THE BEAUTY INFORMER


28. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” -Maya Angelou

COUNSELING TODAY


29. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

FIND A GRAVE


30. “I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.” -Dee Dee Myers

POLITICO


31. “Do not wait on a leader… look in the mirror, it’s you!” -Katherine Miracle

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Emma TaubenfeldCOLLEGECANDY Writer
Favorite pastimes include-but are not limited to: binge watching celebrity interviews with Ellen DeGeneres on YouTube, reading cheesy romance novels and looking at the many pictures of photogenic bowls of mac and cheese on Instagram.
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