Inspirational Quotes for Women | 300+ of the best inspirational captions

In the words of Beyoncé, who runs the world? Girls! Whether it’s for a boss lady or a stay at home mom, there are so many inspiring quotes from women (and about women) that we felt that we just had to curate a list of the best. So, without further ado, check out our ultimate guide to the most inspirational quotes for women.

Inspirational Quotes for Women

Top 10 – best inspirational quotes for women

It’s almost impossible to select the best quotes about women but we’ve tried – here are our top 10 most inspirational quotes for women:

  • A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. Janice Trachtman
  • Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. Anonymous
  • She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away. Rupi Kaur
  • Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell
  • The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein
  • There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. Madeleine Albright
  • They tried to bury us; they did not know we were the seeds. Mexican Proverb
  • When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Yousafzai
  • You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman. Jane Galvin Lewis

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Powerful quotes for women

Women are resilient, determined and definitely powerful. How about using one of these powerful quotes for women?

A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution. Angela Merkel

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. Margaret Thatcher

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can’. Dilma Rousseff

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. Mother Teresa

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. Grace Hopper

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Mother Teresa

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. Hillary Clinton

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. Michelle Obama

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. Mother Teresa

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt

Women must learn to play the game as men do. Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. Rosalynn Carter

A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts. Nancy Rathburn

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Inspiring quotes for strong women

Again, it was so hard to choose but check out some of the best strong proud woman quotes, perfect for an Instagram caption or two:

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. W. Clement Stone

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. Audre Lorde

I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak. Harriet Beecher Stowe

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy. Proverb

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

Just keep taking chances and having fun. Garth Brooks

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back. Kamala Harris

Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears. Susana Martinez

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill

Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. Nancy Pelosi

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane

You cannot explore the universe if you think that you are the centre of it. Joshua Suya Pelicano

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Courageous women quotes

Having the courage of your own convictions is something women should do more; believe in yourself! With that in mind, we’ve collected some of the best confidence and courageous captions for women:

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life. Louise Hay

I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. J.M. Barrie

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. Indira Gandhi

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness. Diane von Furstenberg

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. Anonymous

Short quotes about women

Sometimes it’s worth keeping it brief. So, we searched the internet to find some very short inspirational quotes for women for you to include:

Be happy for this moment. This moment in your life. Omar Khayyam

Despite the forecast, live like its spring. Lily Pulitzer

Don’t live life in the past lane. Samantha Ettus

Done is better than perfect. Sheryl Sandberg

I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes. B. Smith

I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone. Tory Burch

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

Knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks

Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more. Anonymous

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama

Never regret anything that made you smile. Mark Twain

One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it. Marjane Satrapi

The challenge is not to be perfect… it’s to be whole. Jane Fonda

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. William Gibson

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius

You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe. Leymah Gbowee

You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you. Katie Couric

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Quotes from women by famous authors

Writers and authors are usually pretty profound, and there are so many inspiring female authors out there with some very quotable quotes! We’ve found the best in this list below:

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman—no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover’s bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts. Gail Sheehy

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. J.K. Rowling

Everyone shines, given the right lighting. Susan Cain

I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on own side. Maya Angelou

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. Maya Angelou

It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine. Byron Katie

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. Maya Angelou

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. J.K. Rowling

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So, it is better to speak. Audre Lorde

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Quotes from female celebrities

Whether it’s J Lo, Emma Stone or even Ellen, celebrities – be they musicians, talk show hosts or actresses – have a lot to say. So, we’ve tried to include some of the best quotes from women in the entertainment industry, for you to use:

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want. Madonna

A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re kind of ignorant’. Anne Hathaway

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t. Rhonda Hansome

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. Jennifer Lopez

Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better. Kelly Rowland

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

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. Amy Schumer

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. Princess Diana

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

I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto. Demi Lovato

I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger. Mia Hamm

I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion. Ellen DeGeneres

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe

I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. Oprah Winfrey

If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. Cher

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is. Angelina Jolie

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. Oprah Winfrey

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

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. Diana Ross

It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith. Emma Watson

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

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. Pink

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

Power to me is the ability to make a change in a positive way. Victoria Justice

Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. Lady Gaga

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. Oprah Winfrey

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. Audrey Hepburn

What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. Meryl Streep

When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it. Madonna

Women have to work much harder to make it in this world. It really pisses me off that women don’t get the same opportunities as men do, or money for that matter. Because let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define our values and to define what’s sexy and what’s feminine and that’s bullsh*t. At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights, it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. Beyoncé

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. Marilyn Monroe

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. Melissa Etheridge

You can be the lead in your own life. Kerry Washington

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. Tina Fey

You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman. Tyra Banks

Quotes on women empowerment

Women supporting women, that’s the name of the game. To lift each other up, here are the best quotes on female empowerment:

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. Gloria Steinem

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

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron

And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears. Mark Anthony

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anaïs Nin

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more. Erica Jong

As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf

Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland

Be first and be lonely. Ginni Rometty

Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you. Belle Estreller

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

Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up. Jenette Stanley

Don’t take too much credit for your children — or too much blame! Debora Spar

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem

Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down. Tory Johnson

I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman. Diane von Furstenberg

I can hear the roar of women’s silence. Thomas Sankara

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Shelley

I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time. Jennie Finch

If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor. Anonymous

If you don’t live your life, then who will? Rihanna

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. Catherine Cook

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

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll

Little girls with dreams become women with a vision. Unknown

Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths. Lois Wyse

No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed. Billie Jean King

No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God! T D Jakes

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. Sheila Murray Bethel

The best protection any woman can have … is courage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Maria Mitchell

This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues. Diana Nyad

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. Sheryl Sandberg

We realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. Malala Yousafzai

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. Charlotte Whitton

Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out. Anita Roddick

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. Madame Marie du Deffand

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. Hillary Clinton

Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they’re helping the company to be successful. Kirsten Gillibrand

Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. … It was woman that gave you Dr Martin Luther King. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it. Janelle Monáe

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else. Chris Evert

You cannot use another man’s leg to run your race. Wives stop waiting for your husbands to do everything. For God’s sake make an impact. Nobody is a threat to your development. Patience Johnson

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens. Mandy Hale

Quotes about women to inspire and teach

Some word of encouragement for women are great in that they have a lesson at their core. We searched the net to find some of these, to lift up women with a powerful message:

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. Marge Piercy

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. Melinda Gates

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time. Julie Andrews

Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind. Dodinsky

If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

If somebody can do something 80 percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you’ve got to let it go. Sara Blakely

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. Henri J.M. Nouwen

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. Mario Fernández

She believed she could, so she did. Unknown

Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power. Shonda Rhimes

Beautiful quotes for successful women

Smash that glass ceiling! We love seeing women succeed, and to bring that across, we’ve found some of the best independent hard-working woman quotes:

‘What’s your favorite position?’ ‘CEO.’ Lauren Conrad

A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. Sonia Sotomayor

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” Clare Boothe Luce

Buckle up and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work but embrace it. Tory Burch

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. Anne Sweeney

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Brian Littrell

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. Florence Nightingale

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. Estée Lauder

I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything. Condoleezza Rice

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. Estée Lauder

I was smart enough to go through any door that opened. Joan Rivers

If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. Melinda Gates

If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances. Sallie Krawcheck

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Meir

One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph. Virginia Woolf

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Helen Keller

Success as a woman has changed me. That’s what I feel is the first thing. When I feel like a successful woman as a rounded human being, then it feeds my work in a broader way, so it becomes more interesting. Jacqueline Bisset

Success breeds confidence. Beryl Markham

Success is a journey not a destination. Ben Sweetland

Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.  Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. Barbara Corcoran

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 strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes. C. JoyBell C.

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. Arianna Huffington

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Quotes for timeless women

Coco Chanel always said it best, and so many quotes about being a woman come directly from her mouth. We’ve put together all of those, plus some more quotes about timeless women:

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. Jane Austen

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. Coco Chanel

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. Coco Chanel

I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel

Keep your heels, head, and standards high. Coco Chanel

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome. Amelia Barr

One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism. Eva Peron

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race. Susan B. Anthony

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. Amelia Earhart

Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman. Coco Chanel

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. Marie Curie

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Words to live by for women

Last, but definitely not least, are some of our personal favourite inspiring quotes for women; words that you definitely could live by:

A beautiful face will age and a perfect body will change, but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul. Anonymous

Always be careful of what you hear about a woman. Rumours come from either a man who can’t have her or a woman who can’t compete with her. Anonymous

Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. Edith Wharton

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. Albert Schweitzer

Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. Gloria Steinem

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. Arianna Huffington

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana

If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities. Ann Richards

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. Robert Frost

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it. Richard Whately

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. Jules Renard

Our culture is obsessed with perfection, especially when it comes to the way women look. The parameters of acceptability as far as physical appearance go are so limiting that only a handful of women actually fall into this category. And the rest of us are left to either squeeze ourselves into molds that don’t fit, hating ourselves all the while, or we just give up entirely. Yancy Lael

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Rachel Zoe

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. Nicholas Chamfort

The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights. Gloria Steinem

We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever. Susan B. Anthony

We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home. Rosalyn Sussman

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a b*tch. Bette Davis

When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today’. Jada Pinkett Smith

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller

You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. Marsha Evans

You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t. Annie Leibovitz

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia

Increasing Instagram engagement on your motivational quotes for women

Now we know this article has a very long list of the best inspiring quotes for women, but what if you wanted to use one of them for Instagram? As Instagram enthusiasts ourselves, we thought it was worth dropping a few tips on how to transform your quote into a sassy caption but, more than that, increase the reach on the post.


Now, yes, you’ve got a cracking quote. But a quote in a caption is not enough to increase engagement and get more people to interact with it. The caption is crucial too! Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Tone – write in your own voice. This is critical to make your caption feel natural and authentic
  2. Length – try to keep it short. Add the quote and then add just a few lines more.
  3. Emojis – add some emojis! People seem to love emojis please they are really handy in breaking up longer sections of text
  4. Question – try to ask an engaging question at the end, since people love to answer them! Something along the lines of ‘what’s your favourite quote by an inspirational woman’ could work well


If you’re really wanting to increase the viral reach on your Instagram post, your hashtag game needs to be on point. You need to choose them wisely to ensure your post gets reach beyond your own followers.

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Now its critical that your photo is steaming hot, since the caption won’t be enough. To make that happen, its worth considering some of the best filters for the image and, in our view, trying out a preset. What’s a preset? Essentially, it’s a set filter that gives all your images a coherent, high quality look. Check out some of these that we would highly recommend.

Repost / Feature Accounts

Have you ever tried a repost account? Essentially these Instagram feature accounts operate in different niches and will ‘feature’ your post, ideally for free. If you want to find out more, simply check out our Instagram Feature Account Guide here.

So, what did you think of our inspirational women quotes? If you’re looking for even more motivational captions for Instagram or quotes, check out our full list here. Or, if we’ve missed any, please do drop us a line in the comments below!

Essential Instagram growth tools

Want to increase your engagement on Instagram? Other than great content, there are a handful of tools we love that either support your account growth, or just help to increase engagement on existing posts and stories.

Hashtags for Likes
Hashtags are one of the best tools to get views from accounts that don’t follow you. This service finds custom hashtag lists that are worth the investment, and helps personalise them to ensure you get maximum reach (and follows) on each post. You can find out which hashtags are bringing you followers. They have a 14 day moneyback guarantee, which you can try here.  

There are lots of scheduling tools and apps out there but we like Tailwind since you can also connect a Pinterest account, and it’s the best one on the market. Tailwind’s Instagram tool lets you schedule photos and videos, gives you 1 click hashtag suggestions and has a SmartSchedule to post when your audience is most engaged. You can get one month free (no credit card required!) here.

If you don’t want to go full automation, this tool is a great choice. With auto like functionalities, it grows your account slowly and can avoid blocks on your account. Kicksta is a cheaper (albeit not as well-rounded) alternative to Ingramer and competitors in that niche. Try it out here.

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    12th June 2020 / 12:39 pm

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