22 Empowering Quotes From Kickass Women About How Women Kick Ass

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“You can be the king, but watch the queen conquer.”

—Nicki Minaj


“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”

—Coco Chanel


“‘I am not an angel,’ I asserted; ‘and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.’”

—Charlotte Brontë


“If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”

—Queen Elizabeth I


“A woman with a strong sense of personal power is self-confident enough to accurately identify her strengths as well as her blind spots, which she is continually working to improve.”

—Stacey Radin


“Be the woman who is remembered for living life to its fullest!”

—Erin Fall Haskell


“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


“All women are a reflection, a mirror of the Goddess. Remember…you are the Universe figuring itself out. So of course you are identical to the female aspect of divinity.”

—Robin Rumi


“I’m single because I was born that way.”

—Mae West


“I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.”

—Anaïs Nin


“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”

—Mary Wollstonecraft


“There are some who want to get married and others who don’t. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”

—Greta Garbo


“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”



“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

—Margaret Thatcher


“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.”

—Roseanne Barr


“A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

—Eleanor Roosevelt


“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”

—Sheryl Sandberg


“I myself have never able to find out precisely what a feminist is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”

—Rebecca West


“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.”

—Nancy Rathburn


“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”

—Shannon L. Alder


“Women are the real architects of society.”

—Harriet Beecher Stowe


“I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.”

—Maya Angelou Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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