The Most Empowering, Inspirational Quotes for Independent, Sassy Women


Whenever a woman is confronted with feelings of self-doubt it is so important to have a couple of strong, independent women one can look up to. They can inspire you to become a strong woman yourself that approaches life with confidence. The following inspirational quotes for independent women will help you to incite the fire of self-worth, inspiration and a good dose of sassiness within you. Most women, including myself, are struggling during puberty with their self-confidence. I say ‘including myself’ as I struggled far too long in accepting myself as the women I am, without discovering the wonderful person I am. I spent years thinking I wasn’t worth much, simply because there wasn’t an inspiring and strong woman that I could look up to.

It took many painful years to discover my own self-worth that allowed me to develop the necessary confidence for being a strong and independent woman.

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However, there are still situations that can bring me down, which is why I decided to create some sort of an homage to the strong, rebellious, independent and sassy women that inspired millions to become one themselves. It is the necessary reminder that helps me to empower myself whenever I’m feeling down. Astonishingly, reading these quotes helps me to walk in the shoes of these fantastic women, which energizes and empowers me.

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Inspirational Quotes for Women

Diane Mariechild on the Power of a Woman

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

A woman is the full circle quote

Sometimes it just takes a little reminder that helps us to realize the incredible potential that lies within us. As a woman, you do not only provide the necessary essentials for life, but you also have the power to create life. Without you, the circle would be far from closed.

Aside from that, the quote empowers you to be confident in becoming the strong woman you want to be. You are able to transform and to change, which allows you to leave all negativity behind. Don’t allow others to decide about your life, but instead seize the power that lies within you.

Ashley Rickards on Being the Best You Can Be

“The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.”
Ashley Rickards

The power you have is to be the best version quote

A strong, independent woman has the courage to be the best version of herself. Yes, it takes courage and strength, but it is worthwhile. Until you start trying to become the best you can be, you never really know the true potential that is within you. But if you have the courage to embrace your potential you will be able to make an important contribution to the advancement of this planet.

Oprah Winfrey on Harnessing Your Power

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.”
Oprah Winfrey

Forget about the fast lane quote for women

I love this inspiring quote, as it is so empowering. Basically, it says that you will be able to accomplish the most outstanding things when you are willing to follow your passions. You will literally take off.

Bryon Katie on the Love of Your Life

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”
Bryon Katie

Meet the love of your life quote

The quote does not mean to say you can’t find love in another person, but it encourages you to fully accept yourself as the person you are. You will fall in love and your heart might be broken, but in the end, you will always have yourself. Bryon Katie encourages you to love yourself, as it will help you to attract someone special into your life. The quote also helps us to remember the question, “if you cannot love yourself, who else should?”

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Katharine Hepburn on Obeying Rules

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
Katharine Hepburn

You miss all the fun quote

Aren’t rules made to be broken? Well, sassy women will bend or break rules where ever and whenever necessary. This does not necessarily mean you should break the law. Instead, the quote remembers us to rise above societal rules that constrict you or push you into conformity. Have the confidence to test out your boundaries and follow where your heart leads you.

Ayn Rand on Being Unstoppable

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

Who's going to stop me quote

“Who’s going to stop me,” is the right mental attitude of any sassy woman. It will shift your mindset from being someone who asks for allowance to someone who decides for herself. With this mindset, you will take the power over your life out of other people’s hands and straight back where it belongs: into your hands. Furthermore, it will allow you to avoid the discouraging victim mentality entirely.

Margaret Thatcher on Getting Things Done

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

If you want something done woman quote

Margaret Thatcher’s empowering quote remembers us that men typically spend their time talking about an issue, while women get things done in the background. The quote stems from a time in which powerful man could only act in their role as the shapers of society because they had not-so-famous women who got things done in the background.

Loretta LaRoche on Life

“Life is short, wear your party pants.”
Loretta LaRoche

Life is short quote

Don’t you just feel tensed up sometimes? Living life with the attitude of celebrating everything that comes with it helps you to not only reduce tension but also to bring more joy, happiness, and passion into your life. The key here is to live in the moment without allowing thoughts about the past and future to bring you down.

Al Anon on Being Proactive

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

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Many women complain about being trampled upon. The sad thing is that taking up the role of being a victim does not help in solving the problem. If you really want to become do something about the situation, then you will have to be proactive and do something about it. Otherwise, people will continue to trample upon you.

Talullah Bankhead on Keeping a Diary

“It’s the good girls who keep diaries, the bad girls never have the time.”
Talullah Bankhead

It's the good girls who keep diaries quote

What is the underlying message of this funny quote? It encourages us to take ourselves the time to actually live life as it should be, instead of spending all your time doing “very serious and important” activities that are not even fun.

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Emma Stone on Being Yourself

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”
Emma Stone

Can think of any better representation of beauty quote

Emma Stone’s approach to beauty does not have anything to do with looks and appearance. Instead, it is the empowering realization that the source of true beauty comes from within, to be precise: from your ability of not being afraid to be who you are. Our society places too much emphasis on sheer looks but neglects to discover the true beauty within. There’s only one true ideal of beauty, which is to be yourself no matter what others say.

Taylor Swift on Climbing the Ladder

“It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”
Taylor Swift

Climb to the top without stomping on other people quote

One belief so many women hold is that they will have to be ruthless like a man in order to succeed. I say this is not the case. Instead, you can accomplish the most outstanding things without stomping on anyone or exploiting anybody. Climbing to the top by trampling on other people is a typical approach many men use. Don’t be like that, look for the ladder that helps you to get where you want to go.

Quotes about courage and strength

J. K. Rowling on the Courage to Stand up

“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

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies quote

What had all the strong women that changed the way we live in common? They all had the courage to make a stand for what they believed in. No matter how powerful the enemy, these courageous women always got back up on their feet and continued to stand up against their enemies.

However, with the courage to stand up for what you believe in you will also be confronted with the question whether or not you want to stand up to your friends. Often times, when we are young our group of friends is influencing us heavily, in many cases in a negative direction. Have the courage to stand up to your friends, even if it is causing difficulties for you. Trust me, in the long run, you won’t regret it.

Gabby Douglas on Speaking up for Yourself

“Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!”
Gabby Douglas

Don't be afraid to speak up for yourself quote

Aside from standing up for what you believe in, you should never allow anybody to frighten you about speaking up for yourself. Make your voice heard in the world, otherwise, others will speak for you. Speaking up for yourself takes courage, but it is a habit you can develop.

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Don’t allow others to prevent you from pursuing your dreams and, if necessary, fight for the realization of your dream. Remember that there will always be people trying to dissuade you from living your dreams, so make sure you have some good arguments at hand that helps you to speak up for yourself.

Madeleine Albright on Not Being Silent

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I’m not going to be silent.”
Madeleine Albright

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice quote

The previous quote was about speaking up for yourself and your willingness to develop a voice of your own. But once we do have made ourselves heard it is important not to allow others to silence our voice. The underlying meaning of the quote is not to give up the things that you have worked so hard to accomplish. Whether it is a voice or your reputation as a strong, independent woman—do not give it up, but continue to develop it to become someone other women can look up to.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on Living to the Fullest

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We have a limited time on Earth quote

Most people take their life for granted, without realizing the true beauty that can be found in their lives. They lean back and start drifting through life. But what does happen to a woman that gives her power away? Others will take it and decide about her life. Don’t take the role of the little and helpless woman, but fight for your right to make something out of your life. Live life to the fullest!

Erma Bombeck on Laughing at Life

“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.”
Erma Bombeck

You can laugh at it quote

You should always try to become a better self so as to allow progress to happen. The same holds true for whatever activities or tasks you perform. Always try to improve yourself and become a little bit better each time you do it. But what should you do if you are not able to make it better, or even worse: if you fail?

Erma Bombeck teaches us to laugh at whatever life throws at us. Sometimes people become so obsessed by their own failures or inabilities that they forget that all that worries could be washed away with a smile and a more positive attitude.

Beyoncé Knowles on Power

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

Power is not given to you quote

Remember that no one will hand power and responsibility to you, you will have to take it yourself. Things went not be given to you if you are not willing to make the necessary effort to obtain them. Beyoncé Knowles remembers you as a woman that you will have to reach out for the things that you desire. Being passive about it will not lead you anywhere.

Alice Walker on Giving up Power

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

The most common way people give up their power quote

What is the easiest way to make someone give up their rights? By convincing them that they don’t have any.

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Often times, women grow up not knowing it powers and rights they have since birth. Don’t make the mistake of giving your power away to others just because you think you don’t have any in the first place.

Anne Frank on Discovering How Great You Are

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!”
Anne Frank

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Isn’t it sad how so many women do not realize the potential that lies dormant within them? Anne Frank encourages us to not only seek for our hidden strengths but also to use these potentials so that we can be the best person we can be.

Let other women know how special they are

If you got inspired by the above-mentioned quote and if you know a very special woman, then, by all means, let her know how fantastic she is.

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  1. Wonderful quotes. This empowers me to stand up for my rights as a woman. I guess I will write down some of these quotes to help me remember to stay sassy.

  2. Truly inspiring quotes from many powerful woman. I really enjoyed reading all of them. They inspire me in so many different ways, it’s difficult to describe. Just wanted to say thank you for writing this marvelous article. I will definitely bookmark it and return.

    See you

  3. I agree with all the other readers. This is a very special quote compilation. I hope this reaches as many women as possible.

    I’m looking forward for more.

  4. These quotes really resonated with me. Especially Alice Walkers quip on power. Thank you for sharing this timely and thought-provoking list, we as women need to build each other up. I’d love to share with you all some inspiring women empowerment slogans I came across.


    Dear all.
    I enjoy reading this qotes on strong women. I wish to be having at least one daily .
    Thank you.

  6. This reference is really beautiful and especially for those who want to build themselves and it may be possible by mutual sharing.

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