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15 Empowering International Women’s Day Quotes

At a loss over how to express yourself on a day as perfect as International Women's Day? Well, that's what memes and quotes are for, right? There are a number of International Women's Day quotes that'll leave you and those you know feeling empowered and ready to smash the patriarchy every day. These quotes will say the words you can't find to say, and as always, prominent women from comedy to politics have your back with their wisdom and wit.

What's that you say? You didn't know there was such a thing as International Women's Day? Yes, there's a day to celebrate being the amazing fierce woman you are (which you should be doing everyday anyways). And there are a number of ways to celebrate International Women's Day. You can volunteer your time to an organization that benefits women. You can donate to a cause that address women's issues. Or you can spend the day calling all the women in your life and thanking them.

But the best way to celebrate is by looking at these empowering quotes from leading ladies that'll make you feel all kinds of wonderful before heading out the door. Be sure to pass them along and share them with your family and girlfriends to keep spreading those good vibes.

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

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

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"The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence." - Beyoncé

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

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"Funny is funny, and it can come in 8 billion different shades and flavors." - Melissa McCarthy

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"Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made.” - Gabby Douglas

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“Yes, I consider myself a feminist, and it informs my work only in that it’s just who I am, in the same way that I’m a woman, or I’m 5’2” or whatever.” - Amy Poehler

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"I am not just one thing, and neither are you." - Laverne Cox

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"I’m a feminist because I’m a woman, and I think that if you’re a strong woman who wants to succeed, you have to be a feminist." - Zooey Deschanel

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"You can be a thousand different women. It's your choice which one you want to be. It's about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, 'This is my kingdom.'" - Salma Hayek

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"I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. I'm going to figure out what that is." - Emma Watson

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"My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body." - Shakira

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"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

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

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"I've made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them." - Sandra Bullock

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