52 Quotes About Confident Women to Inspire You

No matter how strong you are physically and mentally, sometimes you’ll need a little motivation from people who have successfully gone through the same situation you’re currently dealing with and came out triumphant. Their words alone can give you the courage and confidence to face the situation with poise.

This article provides you with 52 quotes about confident women for your inspiration.

52 Quotes About Confident Women to Inspire You

Successful Women’s Confidence Quotes


1. “A lot has happened in a short time, but I think my greatest accomplishment is my continued will to live authentically. If you are trans and/or gender non-conforming, your (way of) life persists as a question in frequent need of answering. To answer the question with love and confidence — over and over — is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Trans is tough, but it’s beautiful.” — Hari Nef

2. “I wasn’t always so sure of myself. I still have moments where I’m not, but I got tired of that feeling. At the end of the night, I’m the only one that has to deal with me, and I realized that the fighting spirit that my grandmother had was in me.”

“I grew up around matriarchs and strong women who stepped up and provided for the family when the men weren’t there. They were leaders. Being surrounded by women like that, I knew it was in my blood to be the same way.” — Janelle Monae

3. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou

4. “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

5. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

6. “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” — Louisa May Alcott

7. “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” — Michelle Obama

8. “As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” —Virginia Woolf

9. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” — Oprah Winfrey

10. “My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own. I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.” — Elaine Maxwell

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

12. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart.

13. “I’m not tired of talking about hair in the sense of it being an empowering thing. I know when I used to chemically straighten mine, I did it because I wasn’t comfortable with my natural hair. I thought it was too poofy, too kinky.”

“So for me, when I started wearing it natural, it felt like I was blossoming because I was letting go of all the dead hair and all the parts of me that had rejected my natural state. But, you know, it’s not like that for all black girls. Some have their hair straight because that’s just how they like it, and it doesn’t mean that they accept themselves any less.” — Amandla Stenberg

14. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

15. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel

16. “I guess they couldn’t relate to me because I’m Black, I’m strong, I’m powerful and I’m confident. My arms might not look like the girl over there or my legs might not look like someone else or my butt or my body or my anything, if they don’t have a problem with it then I look them in the eye and say, ‘if you don’t like it, I don’t want you to like it. I’m not asking you to like it.’”

“I like it and I love me and there are other people that do look like me and they have to love them and I’m not going to sit around and harp on those people that feel so negatively.” — Serena Williams

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

18. “Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” — J. K. Rowling

19. “I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.” — Diana Nyad

20. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” — Audrey Hepburn

21. “I was always involved in discussions at the dinner table, and I was always neck and neck with my brother whenever there was an activity. So if my father was playing catch with my brother, I was right there. If he taught him how to box, he taught me how to box. I had this wonderful reinforcement from the men in my life, even though my mom was always somebody who encouraged both of us to express our ideas — she talked to us as if we were little people and not babies or kids.” — Michelle Obama

22. “From my perspective, I’ve got a very professional reputation. I’m strong and opinionated, but I’m not difficult in the sense that ‘Is my motor home big enough?’ It doesn’t bother me. Time will outweigh the moment. Besides, if you’re a woman and ask for what you want, you’re treated differently than if you’re a man … It’s a lot more interesting to write about me being a bitch than being a nice woman.” — Demi Moore

23. “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” — Anaïs Nin

24. “I have three siblings who are all 10+ years older than me. I was an accident, or as I prefer to call myself, a ‘blessing.’ My two sisters and my brother were so loving and attentive to me. They spoiled me with attention, brought me on dates when they were in high school, introduced me to great art and music, and taught me how to have confidence.” — Ali Wong

25. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — Marie Curie

26. “Just in my day-to-day, something like self-confidence and self-love is not a destination I just arrive at. It’s more of a journey. Where Monday I’ll feel shitty about my body and Tuesday I’ll feel like the hottest bitch in the world, you know? I think it just ebbs and flows.” — Jessica Williams

27. “Honestly, it’s an evolution. I didn’t have the confidence I have now during my teenage years. I had all of these wild ideas that I spent a lot of time trying to convey and convince myself of. But over time you evolve and become comfortable with who you are.”

“Don’t apologize for it! Stand firm and stay consistent. It’s okay to be versatile and play around, but make sure you clue into what you’re good at. If you there’s something you have a strength in, hold tight to it.” — Solange

28. “I’m lucky. I grew up not thinking too much about gender. My mom raised my sister and me to be confident women with aspirations. And I always felt capable. I’m not saying that I’m stronger than most men. Physicality has its own rules. But we all have the same brains; we can achieve the same things.” — Marie Claire, June 2017

29. “Regardless of how much confidence I have gained as a performer and human, I have an overactive self-awareness that sometimes makes it hard to be around other people without feeling emotionally hypersensitive. You learn to have a personality for being around strangers and even family and friends, but I definitely find time to myself where I feel most at ease, even if my mind is ruffled that day.”

“The Internet and digital communication have provided a salve in that I can engage with others in a more distilled and customized way, though that can be dangerous if you entirely replace all face-to-face interaction.” — Aparna Nancherla

30. “Confidence is something I’ve had to grow into. You can be confident in certain areas of your life, but then you have to work on other areas. The more focused I am on achieving a goal, the more my confidence goes up because then I’m mentally organized about what I want to do.”

“If I’m not feeling sure about something, I sit down and work on exactly what it is I want to accomplish and all the different ways I can achieve it. When I break a goal down into steps, it seems possible. That helps me look at it from more of a rational perspective instead of, oh my God, I can’t do it.” — Katie Holmes

Confidence Quotes to Strengthen and Empower Women


31. “To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” — Hillary Clinton

32. “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

33. “No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.” — Billie Jean King

34. “You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’” — Erin McKean

35. “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” — Arianna Huffington

36. “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” — Tina Fey

37. “I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.” — Tory Burch

38. “I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

39. “More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion. Imagine: if you can fall back on the 3.5 billion sisters, and the many good men who are with us, what could we possibly not achieve?” – Nicole Kidman

40. “I believe the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.” – Hillary Clinton

41. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” – Marge Piercy

42. “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” ― Irina Dunn

Classy Strong Confident Women Quotes


43. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

44. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

45. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton

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

47. “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” – Calamity Jane

48. “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

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

50. “The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved, women who live bravely, both tender and fierce, women of indomitable will.” – Amy Tenney

51. “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

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