ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

15 Extraordinary Quotes, To Define Strong Women

Updated on March 6, 2020
ChitrangadaSharan profile image

Chitrangada likes to express herself by writing fiction and poetry. Her writing reflects her mood and is inspired by the beauty of nature.

Happy International Women’s Day-8th March, 2020
Happy International Women’s Day-8th March, 2020 | Source

What do women think about other women?

When someone asks me to define a woman/ women, who has/ have influenced me, many strong women come to my mind, and I start analysing their special and significant characteristics.

But the first woman, who comes to my mind is, —My Mother.

Before becoming a mother myself, I didn’t even realise, how much I was influenced by her significant characteristics. A symbol of love, warmth, kindness and compassion on one side, whereas a picture of integrity, discipline, determination, on the other. I believe, that includes most of the good qualities of the women.

Yes, each one of us has a role model, in the form of a woman, in our lives. She could be your mother, sister, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, a spiritual guru, your neighbour, a social worker, a leader, a working professional or anyone.

Women have exemplary qualities, and there is no doubt about that.

That is not to say, that women do not have, not so good qualities. They do have, because they are after all humans, and not God. But, today we are discussing only the positive qualities of women, to celebrate The International Women’s Day. Right?

Each time, a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.—Maya Angelou
Each time, a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.—Maya Angelou | Source

15 Extraordinary Quotes To Define Strong Women

  1. ’Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.’ —Maya Angelou.
  2. ’The World needs strong women, who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce, woman of indomitable will.’—Amy Tunney.
  3. ’Women are the real architects of the society.’ —Harriet Beecher Stowe
  4. ’Being a woman should be your Supreme achievement, and not your deepest fear. Celebrate womanhood, fuel yourself with self confidence, and let that fuel empower you to soar towards your dreams.’—Mani Mukhija.
  5. ’Strong women are often misperceived , as cold and mean. Simply because they refuse to be disrespected, mistreated, or taken for granted.’
  6. ’One of the best things that happened to me is, that I am a woman. That’s the way all females should feel.’—-Marilyn Monroe
  7. ‘A woman is unstoppable, after she realises, she deserves better.’
  8. ’Be the kind of woman, who fixes another woman’s crown, without telling the World, it was crooked.’
  9. ’You can break down a woman temporarily, but a Real woman will always pick up the pieces, rebuild herself and come back stronger than ever.’
  10. ’Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.’—Viola Davis
  11. ’Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the World perceives that strength.’—G. D. Anderson.
  12. ’Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back.’
  13. ’There’s something about a woman with a loud mind, that sits in silence, smiling, knowing she can crush you with the truth.—R. G. Moon
  14. ’’I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth.’
  15. ’A strong woman builds her own World. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.‘

Have you been inspired and influenced by—

See results

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      8 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Margaret, for your kind words of appreciation. I am pleased to read your positive comments.

      Thanks and take care.

    • Margaret Pan profile image

      Margaret Pan 

      8 weeks ago from Athens

      Thank you for sharing these inspiring quotes! Each one of them is unique and empowering!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Shaloo, for appreciating the article.

      Good to hear from you. Thank You.

    • swalia profile image

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 months ago from India

      Such beautiful and inspiring collection of quotes... thanks for sharing!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Thelma, for reading and appreciating the article and the quotes.

      I am glad that you liked it.

      Happy Women’s Day to you. Thank you so much.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      2 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      These are wonderful quotes about women. Well done! Thanks for sharing them. Belated Happy Woman´s Day to you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nithya, for reading and appreciating the article and the quotes.

      Mothers have a great influence on her children, especially the girl child. Like you, I also have the same thoughts about my mother.

      Thank you and Happy Women’s Day to you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MsDora, for your kind words of appreciation.

      I am glad that you liked the quotes. Yes, like almost everyone, my mother is my ultimate inspiration.

      Thank you and Happy Women’s Day to you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Devika, for sharing your thoughts. I am glad that you liked the article. Appreciate your kind visit and comments.

      Happy Women’s Day.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Beta Aditya.

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      2 months ago from Dubai

      All great quotes about women, thank you for sharing. My mother inspires me the most, I would be lost in this world without her.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 months ago from The Caribbean

      These quotes are all great great, but my favorites are numbers 4 and 8. Thank you. Also a good tribute to your Mom.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      2 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An interesting and well written hub!

      These quote mean a lot and on this day women must feel appreciated to read this hub. I loved it! Every woman deserves to feel this way. Awesome, free and appreciated.

      Happy Woman's Day!

    • profile image

      adit23 

      2 months ago

      Very nicely compiled !!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nell, for appreciating the article and share the inspiration of your life.

      I am glad that you liked the quotes.

      Happy Women’s Day and a wonderful day to you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Prantika, for your appreciation of the article. I am glad you liked the quotes.

      Like you, many women have inspired me in my life.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Happy Women’s Day to you as well.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      2 months ago from England

      Another beautiful hub Chitrangada. I think it was my mother who inspired me the most. But I do have friends that make me say wow too! Love all the quotes too.

    • Prantika Samanta profile image

      Prantika Samanta 

      2 months ago from Kolkata, India

      The quotes are powerful and excellent, and this is another brilliant and inspiring article.

      My mother, grandmother, and other women around the globe have a profound effect on my life. I express my gratitude for all the women who have encouraged me to express my opinions openly and lead a life of my choice.

      I love this quote very much, ’’I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth.’

      Thank you so much for inspiring and motivating me. Happy Women's Day.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Very well said, Vanita. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this article. It’s so good to see women, standing up and supporting each other. Together, we can, enlighten and empower each other.

      Glad to meet you here on HubPages and thank you for following me.

      Happy Women’s Day.

    • Vanita Thakkar profile image

      Vanita Thakkar 

      2 months ago

      Nice article and beautiful quotes - very inspiring and gratifying.

      Also loved reading some of the comments and your replies.

      Mothers are generally great role models. It is so for me as well.

      This Women's Day, let us Celebrate Womanhood in every human being. Awaken, enlighten, care for and protect the Woman within. I assure you, the world will be a better place to live in. Happy Women's Day !!!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Eiddwen, for your kind visit and comments. I am glad that you liked it.

      Much appreciated. Happy Women’s Day and a great weekend.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Manatita, for coming back. Yes, Venkatachari ji’s appreciation of his wife, is very touching.

      Thank you once again.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank You FlourishAnyway, for your encouraging words of appreciation.

      I am glad that you liked it.

      Happy Women’s Day and a great weekend.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Venkatachari Ji, for sharing your thoughts on this article.

      I can imagine, what a wonderful woman, your wife must have been. It’s so natural for you to consider her as your role model.

      I appreciate your kind comments, to acknowledge the role of women in our lives.

      Thank you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much, OLUSEGUN, for reading and appreciating the article.

      I completely agree with your thoughts. Thank you for the follow, as well.

      Have a great day.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Peggy, for your kind words of appreciation for the article and the quotes.

      I am glad to know about the women, who have inspired you, in your life.

      Thank you and Happy Women’s Day.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Paula, for your lovely comments. I feel empowered to read your positive thoughts. It’s such a good feeling, when one woman supports and stands for another woman. That’s the way, it should be.

      I feel so proud to see the women of today, including my daughter and daughter-in-law. They are confident, assertive, sensitive, yet determined, and they manage both their professional career and family so well.

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

      Happy Women’s Day to you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Ericdierker, for reading and sharing your thoughts on this article.

      I like the way you appreciate the women, who have inspired you.

      Thank you so much for commenting.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Pamela, for sharing your thoughts and the women, who have been great influencers in your life. It’s such a beautiful feeling, to acknowledge the inspirations of our life.

      Thank you for appreciating the quotes and the article.

      Happy Women’s Day to you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Bill, for your kind comments. I am glad that you liked the article and the quotes.

      Good to read your appreciation for your wife. Please convey my greetings to Bev, and a Happy Women’s Day.

      Thank you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Lorna, for reading and appreciating the article and the quotes.

      I am glad that you liked it. Thanks and Happy Women’s Day.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Umesh Chandra Ji, for reading and commenting on this article.

      Much appreciated.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Rosina, for sharing your thoughts on this article.

      I am glad that you liked the article and the quotes. Thank you for reading and appreciating.

      Happy Women’s Day.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      2 months ago from Wales

      Very inspiring and well written.Thank you so much for sharing.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Claudia, for your kind words of appreciation for my writing.

      I am humbled and pleased to read your comments.

      Good to know that there were so many women influencers in your life. I believe, besides our family, many women in the social life also, have great influence on us.

      Thank you and Happy Women’s Day.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you John, for reading and commenting on this article. I am glad that you liked it.

      Much appreciated.

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      Permit me to say that I'm always touched when venkatacharya Ji mentions his wife. They are twice blessed

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Manatita, for your kind words for my parents. Like any other person, I am deeply inspired by my parents. It’s difficult to express my feelings towards them, in words.

      You are a noble soul and it’s so easy to understand this, through your writing.

      I am glad that you liked this small tribute to the women in our lives. I myself feel blessed to be a woman, to be a mother, a daughter, wife, and so many other roles, in the family and the society.

      Thank you for your wonderful comments. Looking forward to read your article about women. Thank you.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

      Terrific and inspiring quotes. Especially when women have faced such recent challenges here in America, these are so welcome.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      2 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A great article describing the qualities of womanhood. It's a nice tribute to the celebration of International Women's Day.

      My inspiration and role model was my wife who possessed the qualities mentioned by you at Quote No.2 and No.5. But, she was neglected by her mother and hated by her siblings and even some neighbors for her unique qualities. They wanted her to be the ordinary submissive type. But, she never lost her aim of becoming a special woman who lived boldly attacking vicious people and helping the helpless ones around her.

    • OGUNDARE OLUSEGUN profile image

      OLUSEGUN 

      2 months ago from NIGERIA

      When women value themselves, men would have no option. Lovely piece.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      These are all excellent quotes. The strongest influences in my life started with my mother and grandmothers. Other women I have met along the way have also left imprints upon my mind. This post of yours is perfect for celebrating the International Women's Day.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      2 months ago from UpstateWestern,New York

      Chitrangada......WONDERFUL, inspirational quotes honoring women....I love this & Thank you for publishing it. I love & support women of strength, wisdom, morality & compassion. They deserve to be celebrated & applauded. Like YOU, for instance! Peace, Paula

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I never thought about this. It is just assumed in my little brain and heart. I cannot even think of a woman I have known well who did not inspire me to be a better me. (of course I get to chose who I know well ;-)

      Love the choices of quotes very positive in a sometimes difficult world.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 months ago from Sunny Florida

      My mother was such a stong woman and she influenced me greatly. My grandmother, a good friend and also two nurses also come to mind when I think of women who influenced me. I love the quotes. They are excellent and they make you think. I am glad to be a woman.

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      My wife is the strongest woman I have ever known. She amazes me daily. Thank you for the reminder. Beautiful quotes!

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 months ago

      Wonderful quotes which lift women up, so that they can inspire others. If I had to pick one quote it would have to be No 1. "Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women." - Maya Angelou.

      Perfect timing for 'International Women's Day'. Thank you for sharing Chitrangada.

    • bhattuc profile image

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Nice compilation.

    • surovi99 profile image

      Rosina S Khan 

      2 months ago

      A timely piece for International Women's Day indeed. I loved all the images and quotes. But my fave quote is the very last one:

      ’A strong woman builds her own World. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.‘

      Thank you, Chitrangada, for such a wonderful contribution.

    • thoughtfulgirl2 profile image

      Claudia Smaletz 

      2 months ago from East Coast

      As always, I love reading your articles that are insightful. Keep writing and there are many wonderful women that have influenced me including my mom who died when I was seven a gifted artist and writer and very principled at 42, my grandmom, a teacher and musician who died at 80 after raising her 3 grandchildren, (my sisters and I) my dad's sister who died young at 27, another artist and singer and was full of joy. There have been a few fictional charters that have influenced me including Mary Richards from the Mary Tyler Moore show and Mma Ramwotswe the lead character the the book series The Number One Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. The list goes on and on. Thank-you for this article.

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I'm not a woman, but this is a very good article to commemorate International Women's Day. Wonderful quotes.

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      A beautiful and very necessary piece, my Didi Ji. In fact, you don't even need to tell me about your own mom, or even dad. I see them in you.

      I have written a poem about women. In fact, I have written about 60 poems on women. I will post a piece soon. Ram has given you His virtues/qualities to manifest in a certain way and man theirs for the same reasons. Together we are meant to compliment each other.

      A charming and loving piece. Jai Ram!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)