I have always adored (and I mean adored by: jot it down in my journal) quotes ever since I was in school.
Mind you, back then the majority of them were related to my soul search…buttttt there was some life-inspiring ones (pulling my better version) thrown into the mix.
Over the years my collection has grown, and now some of my very favorites center around kindness and sisterhood: aka, women supporting women.
REAL ME + INSPIRATIONAL BACKING= STRONG WOMAN
Sometimes, all you need is a good quote to kick some inspiration into your day.
Who doesn’t want to feel inspired?
Here are my top 21 women supporting women quotes that inspire me, give me goosebumps and make me wanna go gather a tribe of women, cheer each other on, lift each other and I hope they have this effect on you too!
“Do not wait for leaders, do it alone person to person.”
“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”-Susan B. Anthony
“My mother told me to be a lady, and for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” -Maya Angelou
“You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll Rise.”
“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told that she has leadership skill.”
“At 70 years old, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice it would be to use the word “fuck off” much more frequently.”
“My favorite thing about girl power is that over time it turns into women power.” -Cleo Wade
“The point is not for women simply to take power out of man’s hand, since that won’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.” -Simone De Beauvoir
“Before the moon I am, what a woman is, a woman of power, a woman’s power, deeper than the roots of trees, deeper than the roots of islands, older than the Making, older than the moon.” —Ursula K. Le Guin
“But there’s wisdom in women, of more than they have known,
And thoughts go blowing through them, are wiser than their own.”
“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyway.” -Glennon Doyle. Melton
“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.”
-Coretta Scott King
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron
“There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” -J.K.Rowling
“The success of every woman should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” -Serena Williams
INSPIRATION IS A BAR, NOT A LIMIT, WHICH NEEDS TO BE RAISED.