I am my own woman. ~ Evita Peron

A Tribute to the Wisdom of Women. This is a collection of wisdom quotes documenting the ideas and impact of women in their own words. From history’s most prominent female figures through to today’s scientists, athletes, politicians, authors, comedians and everything in between. We believe the spoken word of women gives us a unique glimpse into the historic, political and cultural history of the world as only women see, share and express it.

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You do you, boo.

Tamale Rocks

To women everywhere, thank you for your strength and perseverance.

Tamale Rocks

When you are true to yourself & passionate about what you’re saying, people will listen. Your story needs to be heard by others. Own it. Go tell it to the world, fearlessly!

Gwen La Roka

Thank you to women everywhere for being YOU. YOU are an inspiration. You are NOT disposable. You ARE valued. YOU are PERFECT exactly as you are. Thank you for your weaknesses and your strengths. Thank you for your gentle ways and for being tough when you need to be. Thank you for being YOU in EVERY WAY.

Gwen La Roka

Stay true to yourself and don’t feel obligated to alter ones character or integrity  in order to progress in the desired field.

Adrienne Brandyburg

I want to thank the women of the world for being resilient and dedicating time to improving women’s rights.

Adrienne Brandyburg

Own your craft and invest in yourself. While others may do it, no one will do it like you.

Marci Deloney

KNOW your worth. You are enough; let no one tell you anything different.

Marci Deloney

Thank you to women everywhere for making, nurturing and challenging life and that in your wanting so badly to do it right, you often struggle with stress, self and perfection; all while knowing that regardless of fear and stress, providing

Mona Aburmishan

Fuck the bullshit, let me hear YOU and your WHY! While we often operate in male dominated industries, the power and allure of a female on stage and creating for others is so wildly captivating that it’s only our power to lose. Speak your truth, not the truth you think works.

Mona Aburmishan

Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.

Susan B. Anthony

Democrats have pushed for equal pay for women because we know that when women succeed, America succeeds.

Donna Brazile

If you say, I’m for equal pay, that’s a reform. But if you say. I’m a feminist, that’s a transformation of society.

Gloria Steinem

There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.

Amy Poehler

You have to be true to yourself.

Hilary Clinton

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.

Helen Keller

It needs to be said and heard: it’s OK to be who you are.

Hailee Steinfeld

It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.

Eartha Kitt

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.

Diana Ross

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

Maya Angelou

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

Malala Yousafzai

At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights, it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves.


I want my fans to love themselves. It’s almost like I want to hypnotize them so when they hear my music they love themselves instantly.

Lady Gaga

You need to love yourself and be yourself one hundred percent before you can actually love someone else.

Christina Perri

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.

Mae Jemison

She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.

Elizabeth Edwards

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.

Sally Field

When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.

Kim McMillen

I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.

Margaret Cho

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.

Jodi Picoult

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

Rita Mae Brown

If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.

Barbara De Angelis

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.

Diane Von Furstenberg

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Louise L. Hay

Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.

Stacey Charter

Always stay true to yourself and never let anyone distract you from your goals.

Michelle Obama

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

Lucille Ball

Do your thing and don’t care if they don’t like it.

Tina Fey