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141 Self Confidence Quotes For Strong Women

Women confidence quotes to empower and boost self-esteem and self-assurance. Every strong woman should read these inspiring and powerful quotes!

Successful Women Confidence Quotes Can Make You Feel Fierce!

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It’s a fire in your belly, that lights you up and guides you towards your goals and desires.

What does success mean to you? Think about it for a moment; what does it look like? What does it feel like?

It doesn’t need to be reserved only for those role model women who are found quoted on pages like this.

It’s a fire in your belly, that lights you up inside and guides you in the right direction for your personal goals and desires – one that fits perfectly with exactly who you are, and makes you feel comfortable in your own skin.

That’s what the below selection of fantastic confidence quotes from amazing women (plus a few from men that are just too good to skip!) are designed to inspire!

Confidence Quotes For Girls and Women Help to Strengthen and Empower

If you stop and consider what brings your value, you’ll start to experience the world differently.

Alas, very often – too often – the way we define success has been dictated or culturally ingrained in us from little girl all the way into adulthood, without us having the freedom to explore the concept for ourselves.

But if you stop and consider what brings your value, you’ll start to experience the world differently.

Instead of feeling compelled to conform to the expectations placed upon you, you can begin to please yourself, and that’s the most certain path to becoming a strong, powerful woman, and the best version of yourself.

And that healthy self-love for you is a stepping stone towards building an emotional connection with your core values, and ultimately living a peaceful life.

A little boost in the form of a motivational quote from a respected and successful woman can work wonders for your self-belief.

That’s where other strong women can lend a hand, in this case in the form of women confidence quotes!

Confident Women Build Others Up

Of course, it’s not always easy to find the inner strength required to achieve true confidence and self-belief.

That’s where other strong women can lend a hand, in this case in the form of women confidence quotes!

Following I share some exceptionally inspirational quotes from successful, poised, sure women’s voices. I hope they’ll empower you to feel entitled to your own peace of mind, and seek it out, whatever and however you interpret that right!

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141 Be That Girl Quotes to Make You Brave!

Below you’ll find quotes from some incredible and inspiring women, including:

  • Maya Angelou
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Michelle Obama
  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • Helen Keller
  • Rosa Parks
  • Anne Frank

And so many more marvellous females that I can’t list them all here!

These are some of the very best quotes I’ve heard for when I’m feeling unsure or need to feel brave; whatever your age, I hope you’ll also feel inspired by these moving quotes for girls and women.

The Best Quotes From Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. 

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou quote on floral background: If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. 

Determine to live life with flair and laughter.

Maya Angelou

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. 

Maya Angelou

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.

Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. 

Maya Angelou

Stand up straight and realise who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight. 

Maya Angelou

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou

Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.

Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

Maya Angelou

Oprah Winfrey Confidence Quotes For Her

You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quote on floral background: You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.

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

Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.

Oprah Winfrey

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

Oprah Winfrey

Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.

Oprah Winfrey

I was once afraid of people saying,  Who does she think she is?  Now I have the courage to stand and say,  This is who I am.

Oprah Winfrey

You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself.

Oprah Winfrey

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always.

Oprah Winfrey

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.

Oprah Winfrey

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.

Oprah Winfrey

Eleanor Roosevelt Confidence Quotes For Girls

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt quote about confidence, on floral background: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

A Woman With Confidence: Inspiring Quotes From Michelle Obama

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Michelle Obama

Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.

Michelle Obama

Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.

Michelle Obama

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once. But, don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.

Michelle Obama

There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.

Michelle Obama

For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.

Michelle Obama

Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama quote on floral background: Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values. and follow my own moral compass, then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.

Michelle Obama

Beyoncé Knowles Confident Woman Quotes

Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.

Beyoncé Knowles

Power is not given to you. You have to take it.

Beyoncé Knowles

I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.

Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles confidence quote on floral background: I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.

The most alluring thing a woman can have is confident.

Beyoncé Knowles

Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.

Beyoncé Knowles

When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.

Beyoncé Knowles

More Strong Women Quotes to Increase Your Self-Assurance

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. 

Helen Keller

Just because you’re a strong girl doesn’t mean you don’t need to be loved and cared for like anybody else. And it doesn’t matter where you sit in this world, poor or rich, famous or not, we all need to be loved in the right way.  

Jennifer Lopez

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, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Marie Curie

The element of fire to me is very powerful because of what it symbolises, how it symbolises a strength. It symbolises something that’s unstoppable. You can’t get through it, you know.

Alicia Keys

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Amelia Earhart

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

Margaret Thatcher

Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga quote on floral background: Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded.

Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I’m well aware of, but that’s just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history—empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.

Hillary Clinton, to Vogue in 2009

The level of confidence women are able to build in women only groups is important.

Mae Jemison

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton quote on floral background: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.

Angelina Jolie

A strong woman is a woman who craves love like oxygen or she turns blue choking. A strong woman is a woman who loves strongly and weeps strongly and is strongly terrified and has strong needs. A strong woman is strong in words, in action, in connection, in feeling; she is not strong as a stone but as a wolf suckling her young. Strength is not in her, but she enacts it as the wind fills a sail.

Marge Piercy

The most significant successes come from letting your light shine, embracing failure, and getting good at being wrong.

Stacey Abrams

The way to win is to try.

Stacey Abrams

How to Be a Confident Woman Quotes

Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.

Jessica Williams

Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.

Vanessa Hudgens

I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day.

Lynn Good

When the heart is right, the mind and body will follow.

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King quote on floral background: When the heart is right, the mind and body will follow.

If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.

Katy Perry

Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.

Cathy Moriarty

I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.

Jane Fonda

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

Brene Brown

Brene Brown quote on floral background: Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?

Goldie Hawn

I think confidence is a true form of beauty.

Becky G

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

William Hazlitt

Find what makes you feel comfortable. The confidence you wear your clothes in is what’s really going to shine.

Hayley Hasselhoff

Women, in general, are not part of the corruption of the past, so they can give a new kind of leadership, a new image for mankind.

Coretta Scott King

If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world.

Amy Poehler

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

Peter T. McIntyre
Peter T. McIntyre quote on floral background: Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.

Lillian Hellman

The minute you learn to love yourself, you won’t want to be anyone else.

Rihanna

Confident woman quote from Rihanna, on floral background: The minute you learn to love yourself, you won’t want to be anyone else.

Believing in yourself and having confidence gives you outer strength.

Nikki Bella

Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.

Barbra Streisand

I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own.

Jessie J

Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.

Wendy Wasserstein

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Anna Freud
Anna Freud quote about confident women, on floral background: I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Confident Quotes For Women and Girls to Shine

Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.

Priyanka Chopra

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.

Diane von Furstenberg

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

T. Harv Eker

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?

Marianne Williamson

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford quote on floral background: Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.

With confidence, you have won before you have started.

Marcus Garvey

Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.

Ciara

I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.

Queen Latifah

For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination.

Jessica Williams

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

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I’m able to do what I want without anybody thinking it’s dumb.

Amy Lee

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.

Norman Vincent Peale

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland quote on floral background: Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident.

Elle King

Success Quotes For Women

Successful people often exude confidence it’s obvious that they believe in themselves and what they’re doing. It isn’t their success that makes them confident, however. The confidence was there first.

Travis Bradberry

You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’

Erin McKean

You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.

Gabby Douglas

A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.

Dalai Lama

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel quote on floral background: A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

Thomas Carlyle

I am the type of person that will sit in the bathroom and cry, but then walk out like nothing ever happened.

Unknown

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.

Sabrina Carpenter

It takes a lot for you to find your confidence, but you shouldn’t let someone else be the person to find it for you.

Justine Skye

Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited.

Ava DuVernay

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

Billie Jean King

Strong Quotes For Women

Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe quote on floral background: Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards.

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.

David Storey

There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate.

Jillian Michaels

Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.

Nicole Scherzinger

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

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.

Melinda Gates

Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

Brigitte Nicole

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. 

Unknown

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.

Carly Simon

Carly Simon quote on floral background: A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.

Lilly Singh

There’s something special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.

Rihanna

Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn’t have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest. I was the best me and I only ever tried to be that.

Issa Rae

I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.

Reese Witherspoon

Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.

Helen Keller

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.

Shirley Chisholm

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

Self-Confidence Quotes For Women

When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over for everyone else.

Jason Day

Don’t think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem quote on floral background: Don't think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.

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

Nora Ephron

I’m not sure that I want to be without some lack of confidence. If you are too sure of yourself, you don’t grow. You may feel confident in some things, but other fields come up as a challenge. And if you don’t anticipate trouble, you will be in trouble.

Lucille Ball

Women that believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.

Nikita Gill

If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling quote on floral background: If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

Tracee Ellis Ross

You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.

Audrey Hepburn

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

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein quote on floral background: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral. Pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.

Shonda Rhimes

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Getting hit in boxing really made me feel stronger as a stand-up, because it’s like having your worst fears happen to you. That gives you power, because you’re no longer scared of it happening anymore. You got hit, and it hurt, but you’re okay.

Amy Schumer

I wanted to show that women are empowered and strong, and don’t have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of themselves using their intelligence and their power.

Gal Gadot

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on floral background: The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Independence is happiness.

Susan Anthony

When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response.

Indra Nooyi

If I have someone who believes in me, I can move mountains.

Diana Ross

I don’t like to lose – at anything – yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams quote on floral background: I don't like to lose - at anything - yet I've grown most not from victories, but setbacks.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Mother Teresa

Confidence Quotes For Women

I hope you found these confident woman quotes empowering and valuable.

Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and commit a courageous act of independence and confidence, as a strong woman?