Browse Instagram for ten minutes, and you’ll see plenty of love quotes and break-up quotes. You’ll catch people waxing poetic about their BFFs or obsession with cake. Isn’t it time for more women to show off their strong side and share a phrase or two that really captures their inner Joan d’Arc? Maybe you could get them started…
Strong is Not a Bad Word
- If my strength intimidates you, I hope you realize that’s a weakness of yours.
- Strong women only scare weak men.
- Strength is not something you apologize for.
- “I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna
- “I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” – Amy Poehler
Strength is Beauty
- You’re a diamond dear – they can’t break you.
- Little girls with dreams become beautiful women.
- “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.” – Audrey Hepburn
Strength in Adversity
- Women are like teabags; we don’t know our own strength until we are in hot water.
- Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it.
- Life is tough but so are you.
- “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah
- “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
- “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai
Strength in Numbers
- I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.
- A strong woman is someone who raises other women up instead of tearing them down.
- A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.
- “Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou
- I’m not afraid to eat alone, because I know what I bring to the table.
- Be your own best friend not your own worst enemy. Life is easier that way.
- “Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams.” – Lady Gaga
Strength Earns Respect
- Spoil me with loyalty, I can finance myself.
- Girls want attention. Women want respect.
- “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” – Pink
- If I ever let my head down, it will just be to admire my shoes.
- My superpower is that I’m a woman.
- Sometimes it takes balls to be a woman.
- Strong enough to bear children then get back to business.
- Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class.
- She believed she could, so she did.
- “The question isn’t who’s going to let me, it’s who’s going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand (paraphrase)
- “The thing women have got to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Rosanne Barr
- “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” – Calamity Jane
Now if these quotes and captions don’t have you fired up, then nothing will. Time to show your friends your inner strength.