10 powerful quotes from powerful women – from all over the world

Today being International Women’s day, let’s take some time to remind ourselves these powerful quotes from these influential women worldwide. 

Oprah Winfery

These are 10 power quotes from the most influential women in the world. 

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

"I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that."

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens."

"On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be." 

"So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly."

"Getting past those labels, for me, pretty much really easy because I define myself."

"Power's not given to you. You have to take it."

“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.”

"I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it." 

"I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one." 

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