105 Inspirational Quotes for Women

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God created women to be the most incredible balance of soft and strong. And we have the incredible ability to be so many things to so many people. But sometimes being a friend, a wife, a mother, a sister, a partner in Christ can truly be exhausting. These 105 inspirational quotes for women will remind you to love and embrace the incredible person God made you to be.

“But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,' for she was taken out of man.'” Genesis 2:20-23

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Happiness

“Just keep taking chances and having fun” Garth Brooks

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement." Helen Keller

"It was such a blessing to find myself thriving in the middle of the pain. Unless you find a way to do that, there’s always going to be this fake illusion that once you get there–wherever “there” is for you–you’ll be happy. But that’s just not life. If you can’t find happiness in the ugliness, you’re not going to find it in beauty, either." Joanna Gaines

“Be the attitude you want to be around” Tim DeTellis

"I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it." Hoda Kotb

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” Maya Angelou

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present” Jim Rohn

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Beauty

“After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world” Christian Dior

“The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness” Oscar de la Renta

“No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.” Katharine Graham


Inspirational Quotes for Women on Being Yourself

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." Coco Chanel

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." Nora Ephron

"Everyone shines, given the right lighting." Susan Cain

“Use your knowledge, and your heart, to stand up for those who can’t stand, speak for those who can’t speak, be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark.” Julie Andrews

“I can’t wish I weren’t something that I am.” Jenna Bush

“There will never be another woman who owns the look, the personality, and the experience that you do. Those ingredients make up the recipe that defines who you are, and it’s your gift from the Lord – own it.” Candace Cameron

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” Anne Frank

"Nothing about my birth – or yours – was random or accidental. I was born for this time – and so were you. We were each chosen for a particular, cosmically important task that can be done by no one else." Christine Caine

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“I refused to take no for an answer” Bessie Coleman

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." Elenor Roosevelt

“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it” Harper Lee

"Comparison is often why our important roles shrink to seem so insignificant. Comparison robs us of the joy of obedience." Jennie Allen

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Following Your Calling

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." Dolly Parton

"I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life." Louise Hay

"First comes peace. Then joy. Then love. And finally understanding." Chonda Pierce

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” CS Lewis

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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn

“You don’t waste your entire life waiting to go back to dust.” Reba McEntire

“This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out, so… live out loud.” Steven Curtis Chapman

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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Maya Angelou

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” Leo Buscaglia

"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." Malala Yousafzai

"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." Madeleine Albright



"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goodall

“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

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” Francis of Assisi

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” J.K. Rowling

"Don't quit, and don't give up. The reward is just around the corner. And in times of doubt or times of joy, listen for that still, small voice. Know that God has been there from the beginning-and he will be there until . . . The End." Joanna Gaines

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Fearlessness

"Knowing what must be done does away with fear." Rosa Parks

“Don’t let fear or frustration – or the fact that others around you seem to be all set – immobilize you. But do, from this day forward, open yourself up to possibilities you might never have considered. Step up. Step out of your comfort zone. Consider saying ‘yes' even when ‘no' feels much safer” Meredith Vieira

“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.” Mary Louise Alcott

"It's been said that peace is not the absence of danger but the presence of God." Anne Graham Lotz

“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.” Florence Nightingale

"You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute." Tina Fey

"It's not the absence of fear, it's overcoming it. Sometimes you've got to blast through and have faith." Emma Watson

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway." Joyce Meyer

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Overcoming

"Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted." Christine Caine

“Failure is a disappointment, but not defeat.” Jeanne Robertson

"Don't be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up." Jenette Stanley

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you” Stephanie Bennett Henry

“If you live for people’s acceptance you’ll die from their rejection” Lecrae

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to discover the prisoner was you” Corrie Ten Boom

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts” Nikki Giovanni

“The people I admire the most are the ones who fall and break and hurt and ache; yet still have the courage to rise once more” April Green

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” Alice Morse Earle

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"Complain and remain. Praise and be raised." Joyce Meyer

"All suffering has an end." Kay Arthur

“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.” Mary Pickford

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” Marilyn Vos Savant

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Love

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

"Self-care needs to be included in what you should be doing. It is not a privilege. It is a necessity." Jessica N. Turner

"Love isn’t about what we did yesterday; it’s about what we do today and tomorrow and the day after" Grace Lee Boggs

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

“You can’t touch love, but you can feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.” Anne Sullivan Macy

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Kindness

“I hope you’re proud of yourself for the times you’ve said ‘yes,’ when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else.” Fred Rogers

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss

“Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear” Mark Twain

“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” Amelia Barr

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan

“The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.” Princess Diana

“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” Michelle Obama

"No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.” Martha Beck

Inspirational Quotes for Women on Motherhood

"Don't take too much credit for your children - or too much blame!" Debora Spar

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you” Joyce Meyer

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

“A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.” Jennie Finch

“Done is better than perfect” Sheryl Sandberg

"As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we’re doing it right. And one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible women." Nicole Johnson

Inspirational Quotes for Women on God

"God is the God of "right now." He doesn't want you sitting around regretting yesterday. Nor does He want you wringing your hands and worrying about the future. He wants you focusing on what He is saying to you and putting in front of you ... right now." Priscilla Shirer

"Satan never wastes a fiery dart on an area covered in armor." Beth Moore

“He’s for us, He loves us, and sometimes, we need to just stop, enjoy His presence and take that in.” Kari Jobe

“There is not a formula for the way that God heals. There’s not a timetable.” Amy Grant

"What does it mean to you to realize that God does know EVERYTHING about you...and still loves you beyond reason?" Natalie Grant

“But the Bible says, even though we may blow it every day,
God’s mercy is fresh for us every morning.” Kathie Lee Gifford

“God speaks with authority on every subject including marriage and His advice trumps Oprah’s every time.” Kirk Cameron

"Only you can decide how your fires will affect you. Will you be sanctified or scarred?" Beth Moore

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"I believe in the me God made and in the me God can make. I believe he made me on purpose and didn't make any mistakes when it came to my creation. I believe he is doing a good work in me, and in you. And that though I am flawed, God is loving me and refining me and reminding me that God in me is where I can place my trust. And that is the place where I find my courage." Annie F. Downs

"We have no idea how busy God’s hands are even when His mouth seems closed. Where God is concerned, silence never equals slumber." Beth Moore

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"I know Scripture is not going to change, but I also know that I am." Beth Moore

"Christian life isn't a one-person race. It's a relay. You are not alone; you're part of a team assembled by our unstoppable God to achieve his eternal purposes." Christine Caine

"Faith is not faith until it is tested!" Kay Arthur

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” Billy Graham

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