16 Inspiring Quotes About Empowerment


“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

-Charlotte Brontë

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

-Coco Chanel

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

-Nora Ephron

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.”

-Bette Davis

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

-Jane Austen

“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”

-Coco Chanel

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

-Jane Austen

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

-Charlotte Brontë

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

-Stephen King

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

-Coco Chanel

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

-Toni Morrison

“It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”

-Jon Krakauer

“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”

-Charlotte Brontë

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”

-Steve Maraboli

“I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.”

-Anaïs Nin

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