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25 Best Confident Woman Quotes for Midlife+

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Words are powerful. Whether those words are spoken just in your own head or sharing them out loud, they make a difference. They can change the actual chemical make-up of your brain, for better or worse. So, use these 25 best confident woman quotes for midlife+ to make some positive, uplifting changes! Way better than the words we hear from our judgemental “inner critic.” What you feed your brain can change your mindset, which can change everything else. Develop confidence and self-respect by choosing your words wisely!


Confident Woman Quotes for Midlife and Beyond

Self Respect Quotes

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen.” – Stacey Charter


Confident Woman Quotes- Self Respect

Quotes About Believing in Yourself

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner.” – Venus Williams

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Brontë

“No matter what you look like or think you look like, you’re special, and loved, and perfect just the way you are.” – Ariel Winter

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.” –  Audrey Hepburn

“At our age, we are beautiful blooming flowers. We are no longer rosebuds. We know what makes us tick. You know what makes your heart sing. Indulge yourself in your dreams and goals so you lead an emotionally charmed life and show yourself love.” – Honey Good, a Modern Matriarch offering wisdom to multigenerational women through her authentic stories on and her private Facebook groups


Confident Woman Quotes- Quote About Believing in Yourself


Self Empowerment Quotes

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

“Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan

“Women grow radical with age. One day an army of gray haired women may quietly take over the earth.” – Gloria Steinem

“Instead of pretending we are younger than we are (29 and holding or the tenth anniversary of my 29th birthday), why not embrace what’s coming? Be proud of those milestones!”  – Karen Dawkins of Convos with Karen


Confident Woman Quotes- Self Empowerment Quote


Show Up for Yourself Quotes

“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

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.” – Emma Watson

“I used to think 50 was old. I was wrong. Not even close.” – Harriet Anderson (79 years old and oldest female to ever finish the Ironman World Championship)

“Aging is out of your control. How you handle it, though, is in your hands.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“My wrinkles are maps of laughter, my silver crown shows the wisdom earned, and my spirit is free from other people’s opinions.”

– Kathy Brown of Finding Kathy Brown


Confident Woman Quotes- Show Up for Yourself

Quotes About Trusting Yourself

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” – Ayn Rand


Confident Woman Quotes- Trusting Yourself


Sassy Self Confidence Quotes

“Over 50? Remember… We. Are. Not. Done!”  – Kathy Woodard Bates

“I may be a senior, but so what? At least I’m hot.” – Betty White

“Why do they say we’re over the hill? I don’t even know what that means and why it’s a bad thing. When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I’m past the hard part and there’s a snack in my future.”– Ellen Degeneres

“You can call me an older woman – I don’t mind that at all – just don’t call me an old one, because I’m not.” – Doris Roberts

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


Confident Woman Quotes- Sassy Self Confidence


Believe in Yourself – You Are Stronger Than You Think

You’ve heard this phrase… Believe in yourself; you are stronger than you think. It might sound cliche when we are feeling down, but here is the thing. It’s true. Look at what you have already overcome, accomplished, and experienced in your lifetime! But we are only as strong as our beliefs. And the best way to change negative beliefs? Feed your brain something positive to replace it. That’s where these confident woman quotes come in… Teach your brain to stop listening to that voice in your head that tells you awful things. “I’m fat.” I’m ugly.” I’m old.” You know the ones. Bookmark this page and come back to it again and again until you know these quotes by heart!

I think you would love my posts on Confidence and Self-Esteem for Older Women: How to Boost Both and How to Re-invent Yourself at 50+: Choosing Something New.

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