14 quotes about the strength of women

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So: I cried while putting this together. God, women are badass. To celebrate International Women's Day, here are 14 inspiring quotes from 14 incredible, strong women:

Mother and daughter

“The women I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.” – Madame Marie du Deffand

“Strong women need not declare they can carry all the burdens in life. They just quietly do it and survive with a smile.” -Princess Maleiha Bajunaid Candao

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness. Because I deserve to be.” –Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

“A woman is like a tea bag. It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” -Maya Angelou

“Just like any woman,…we weave our stories out of our bodies. Some of us through our children, or our art; some do it just by living. It's all the same.”  -Francesca Lia Block

“It’s hard not to be a fighter when you’re constantly under siege.” -Cassandra Duffy

“Never retract, never explain, never apologize. Just get things done and let them howl.” -Nellie McClung

“I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a a better me.” -Beyoncé

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” -Sophia Bush

“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” – Pink

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild



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  1. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I enjoy reading quotes that are positive and about women. I’ve heard some of these before but can never here then too much. Thanks for sharing.

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