200+ International Women’s Day Quotes (2022)

International Women's Day Quotes

– International Women’s Day Quotes –

Use these International Women’s Day quotes every day to motivate the female leaders in your life to keep pushing forward and supporting good change, even if the celebration only happens once a year!

International Womens Day Quotes

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. The festival offers an opportunity to honor women’s achievements while also advocating for greater gender equality.

March is also Women’s History Month in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In October, Canada commemorates this month.

Famous remarks on women’s power and potential may be found in International Women’s Day quotes. These quotations can be used at work or school to commemorate Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

Happy International Women’s Day Quotes

1. “Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” –  Unknown

2. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton

3. “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” –Gloria Steinem

4. “Woman – a mother, sister, wife, grandmother, daughter or friend deserves nothing less than the best and utmost reverence and respect, which you give to god. She is creator like a god.” –  Invajy

5. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” –  Helen Keller

6. “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” – Byron Katie

7. “Power is not given to you. You have to take it.” –  Beyoncé Knowles

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

9. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

10. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

Inspiring Quotes

11. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” –  Mary Wollstonecraft

12. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Mae Jemison

13. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

14. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

15. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

16. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “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

18. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in, and where you want to go.” – Sheila Murray Bethel

19. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you. –  Caroline Myss

20. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordon

International Womens Day Quotes

Positive Quotes

21. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

22. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

23. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

24. “A woman is like a teabag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

25. “What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have is just love what we do have.” – Cameron Diaz

26. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

27. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al-Anon

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

29. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna

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

Best International Women’s Day Quotes

31. “A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou

32. “Little girls with dreams become women with vision.”

33. “Happy Women’s Day means happier women’s future.”

34. “Shatter glass ceilings, and don’t be afraid of your feelings.”

35. “Women can, and you can help.”

36. “Women should not be afraid, to speak or to be.”

37. “Just because women are strong, doesn’t mean life should be hard.”

38. “Equal pay, equal opportunity, equality for all genders.”

39. “Stop the silence and the violence.”

40. “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.”

Funny International Women’s Day Quotes

41. “Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

42. “When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

43. “One woman can make a difference but together we can rock the world.”

44. “She believed she could, so she did.”

45. “The rise of women does not mean the fall of men.”

46. “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.”

47. “Behind every successful woman is herself.”

48. “This Women’s Day, and every day, stand up for women.

49. “Never let women’s rights get left behind!”

50. “As soon as I had enough agency in my life to grow up, I became who I am.” Janet Mock

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Uplifting Quotes

51. “Know what your worth is and then add the tax to that amount.” – Unknown

52. “I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” –Malala Yousafzai

53. “Sometimes it’s the princess who kills the dragon and saves the prince.” – Samuel Lowe

54. “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” Toni Morrison

55. “She’s a mess of gorgeous chaos, and you can see it in her eyes.” – Unknown

56. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” – Emma Watson

57. “Where there is a woman, there is magic.” –  Ntozake Shange

58. “Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” – Unknown

59. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” J.K. Rowling

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

Strong Women

Motivating Quotes

61. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” – Unknown

62. “Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” Mary Anne Radmacher

63. “Extremists have shown what frightens them most: A girl with a book.” Malala Tousafzai

64. “Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside” Coco Chanel

65. “A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel

66. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

67. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

68. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

69. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

70. “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” – Kalpana Chawla

Quotes International Women’s Day 2022

71. “When the world tells you to shrink, expand.” – Elaine Welteroth

72. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

73. “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” – Hillary Clinton

74. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

75. “There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to see it. There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman

76. “Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.” – Sonia Sotomayor

77. “Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.” – Yuri Kochiyama

78. “I lead from the heart, not the head.” – Princess Diana

79. “I don’t believe in failure. It’s not a failure if you enjoy the process.” – Oprah Winfrey

80. “A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou

International Women’s Day 2022 Quotes

81. “If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are, we can all be freer.” – Emma Watson

82. “I’d rather regret the risk that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles

83. “What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? Since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” – Rupi Kaur

84. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” Judy Garland, Actress

85. “Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” –Margaret Sanger

86. “Each time a woman stands up for herself she stands up for all women.” –Maya Angelou

87. “One is not born a woman, but becomes one.” –Simone de Beauvoir

88. “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” –Barbara Walters

89. “A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life.” –Virginia Woolf

90. “What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? Since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” –Rupi Kaur

Women’s International Day Quotes

91. “The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.” –Coco Chanel

92. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” –Beyoncé Knowles

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

94. “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” –Hillary Clinton

95. “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” –Hillary Clinton

96. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants rather than to create it herself.” –Anais Nin

97. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” –Mary Shelley

98. “It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.” –Colette Warden

99. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” –Michelle Obama

100. “In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits” –Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Cute Quotes

101. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

102. “Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.” –Mahatma Gandhi

103. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” –W.E.B. Dubois

104. “Extremists have shown what frightens them most. A girl with a book.” –Malala Yousafzai.

105. “Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.” –Barack Obama

106. “Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.” –Jane Fonda

107. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

108. “It is not women’s liberation, it is women’s and men’s liberation.” –Ruth Bader Ginsburg

109. “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

110. “If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

Captivating Words

Celebrating Women

111. “Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.” –Betty Friedan

112. “The test of civilization is its estimate of women.” –George William Curtis

113. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” –Melinda Gates

114. “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” –Serena Williams

115. “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” –G.D. Anderson

116. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.” –Oprah Winfrey

117. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” –Amelia Earhart

118. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” –Hillary Clinton

119. “Whether women are better than men I cannot say– but I can say they are certainly no worse.” –Golda Mier

120. “A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.” –Coco Chanel

Inspirational Quotes

121. “A woman is like a tea bag: You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

122. “Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.” –Kiera Cass

123. “There’s no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.” –Albert Ellis

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

125. “I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” –Maya Angelou

126. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” –Katherine Hepburn

127. “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” –Gina Carey

128. “When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

129. “You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

130. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

Strong Women Quotes

131. “Women have to harness their power – it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.” – Cher

132. “Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.” – Brené Brown

133. “No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.” – Kamala Harris

134. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D Anderson

135. “I don’t get my inspiration from books or a painting. I get it from the women I meet.” – Carolina Herrera

136. “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” – Serena Williams

137. “To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her what she can.” – Spanish Proverb

138. “Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.’” – Gloria Steinem

139. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” – Beyoncé

140. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

Powerful Quotes

141. “I’m grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.”  – Maya Angelou, Poet

142. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

143. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” Melinda Gates

144. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

145. “You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

146. “Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.” – R.H. Sin

147. “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson

148. “Women are made to be loved, not understood.” – Oscar Wilde

149. “You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.” –Unknown

150. “I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley

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Quotes About Life

151. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

152. “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” Hillary Clinton

153. “Women’s value has been under-recognized for far too long.” – Sidney Sheldon

154. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

155. “She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.” – Atticus

156. “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” – Unknown

157. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

158. “You cannot be broken because you are a diamond, tougher than nails and a jewel in the rough.” – Unknown

159. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn

160. “Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” Viola Davis

Short Quotes

161. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” – Beyonce

162. “When women support each other, incredible things happen.” – Unknown

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

164. “Real queens fix each other’s crowns.” – Unknown

165. “I am a woman, what’s your superpower?” – Unknown

166. “Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care what others think.” – Unknown

167. “A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.”– Ellen J. Barrier

168. “The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” – Unknown

169. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” – Rhonda Hansome

170. “She’s everything; even when she’s treated like nothing.” –R.H. Sin

Empowered Women

171. “Like anything learned, bravery needs to be practiced.” Caroline Paul

172. “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” Serena Williams

173. “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” – Unknown

174. “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey

175. “She believed she could, so she did.” – Unknown

176. “One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” – Simone De Beauvoir

177. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

178. “Stop waiting to find the light at the end of the tunnel and be the light for yourself.” – Unknown

179. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.” – Unknown

180. “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” – Unknown

International Womens Day Quotes

Happy International Women’s Day Quotes 2022

181. “Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

182. “Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.” Serena Williams

183. “You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.” Aung San Suu Kyi

184. “To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her what she can.” – Spanish Proverb

185. “Sometimes it takes balls to be a woman.” – Unknown

186. “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” Ellen Degeneres

187. “We all have a ‘Wonder Woman’ inside of us.” – Unknown

188. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” –Margaret Thatcher

189. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

190. “If you have a dream, make it a goal.” – Unknown

Inspiring International Women’s Day Quotes

191. “In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

192. “Women are the real architects of society.” – Cher

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

194. “I can and I will. Watch me.” – Carrie Green

195. “We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai

196. “Behind every successful woman, is herself”. – Unknown

197. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” – W.E.B. Dubois

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

199. “I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” – Reese Witherspoon

200. “There’s nothing a man can do that I can’t do better and in heels.” – Ginger Rogers

Amazing Quotes

201. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

202. “Success if only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” – Michelle Obama

203. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Clinton

204. “A woman is like a tea bag: You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

205. “The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.” Coco Chanel

206. “You are a woman; that is your superpower.” – Unknown

207. “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” –Unknown

208. “Find out who you are and be that person.” Ellen Degeneres

209. “Females are strong as hell.”  – Unknown

210. “Strong back.  Soft front. Wild heart. Just be you.” –Brene Brown

Happy Quotes

211. “You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it.” Hillary Clinton

212. “Be the woman you needed as a girl.” –Unknown

213. “She promised better things for herself, so she sought out those things and never looked back.” –  Unknown

214. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

215. “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Audrey Hepburn

216. “Some days, she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day, it still gets done.” – Unknown

217. “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” – Gloria Steinem

218. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Unknown

219. “Her soul is fierce, her heart is brave, her mind is strong.” – Unknown

220. “The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence.” –Blake Lively

FAQs About International Women’s Day Quotes

Below are frequently asked about international women’s day quotes

1. What do you say on International women’s Day?

Congratulations on International Women’s Day! Every life begins with a woman.

We tend to forget about that. On this day, let’s thank every woman in our life and show them some love


2. What is the best message for women’s Day?

Women are the epitome of courage, hope, and life. Let us take a pledge this Women’s Day that we will make the world a much better place for them.

You are bold, beautiful, compassionate and caring. Wishing you a very happy Women’s Day.


3. What is the slogan of women’s day?

This year let us promote #EachForEqual for all the women around us. Make each day Women’s Day because the achievement of gender equality is everyone’s responsibility.

Every role a woman plays is bound to make your day. You can never be born as a woman; you have to become one.


4. What is a strong woman quote?

▸ “A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.”

▸ “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.”

▸ “You must love and care for yourself because that’s when the best comes out.”


5. What are 5 positive quotes?

▸ “The best is yet to be.”

▸ “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

▸ “Do good and good will come to you.”

▸ “A positive mindset brings positive things.”

▸ “Positivity always wins


6. What to say to inspire a woman?

▸ “A woman is the full circle.

▸ “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”

▸ “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.”

▸ “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.”


7. How do you say happy women’s Day?

▸ For all the times you’ve brought a smile and made my days seem brighter. Happy Women’s Day! Life would not have been possible with you.

▸ She doesn’t follow the crowd rather she makes the crowd follow. Sure, God created man before woman.

▸ Happy Women’s Day! Thank you for being the woman you are.


8. What do you reply to happy women’s Day?

The best and most appropriate reply is “Thank you!”


9. Why is International women’s Day important?

8 March is International Women’s Day – devoted to celebrating the achievements of women and seeking gender equality.

The theme this year is #BreaktheBias – and campaigners are urging people to call out gender stereotyping and discrimination when they see it.


10. Who started women’s Day?

In many ways it was a collaborative effort – the result of numerous movements and activities.

But if we want to be more specific, it was a woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) who was the first to propose the idea of an International Women’s Day.


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