Unsure if you’re a feminist? Could a handful of inspiring feminist quotes make you reconsider things? We think so. Whether you’re a committed feminist, on the fence or a definite nay-sayer, our pick of the ten best feminist quotes will motivate you, inspire you and make you feel glad – and proud – to be a woman.

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back

Nobel Peace Prize winner, the most magnificent Malala Yousafzai speaking at the United Nations on her 16th birthday.

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels

US politician and amabassador Faith Whittlesey commenting on the dancing prowess of the legendary Ginger Rogers.

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is, I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat

British journalist, essayist and writer Rebecca West wipes the floor with critics of feminism.

When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch

The eminently quotable and fantastically sharp-tongued Bette Davis expresses an opinion.

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

Stand-up comedian and multi-award-winning actress Roseanne Barr tells it like it is.

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman

A most excellent misquote from Virginia Woolf’s gamechanging 1929 essay A Room of One’s Own.

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

Feminist icon, political activist and renowned journalist Gloria Steinem displays her fantastic sense of logic.

Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge

Feminist and writer Andrea Dworkin in her 1981 book Pornography: Men Possessing Women.

Easy is an adjective used to describe a woman who has the sexual morals of a man

Wit and feminist writer Nancy Linn-Desmond weighs in on the differences between men and women.

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women

You’re not going to get to the top by refusing to help others. Amen to that – thanks Madeleine Allbright, helper of others AND the first ever United States Secretary of State.