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Who Runs The World? Women! 20 Inspirational Quotes For Your Women's Day

“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

–Unknown

Happy International Women's Day!

Women have been mistreated throught history and they are still treated badly in some areas of the world. To think that some women are still suffering from inhumane treatments and even discrimination in their own work places is disheartening.

We as a community, men and women, no matter your background or culture should continue coming together to celebrate International Women's Day to honor the women who have made a difference in the world whether it be political, cultural, or social achievments. We should also keep banding together to fight for gender parity and women's rights!

Without women like Marie Sklodowska Curie (the first person to win two Nobel Prizes and also the first woman professor of general physics at the Sorbonne) their wouldn't be radioactivity (the word or the practice) or even treatments for cancer.

Rosa Parks (an american activist in the civil rights movement) started the nationwide effort to end racial segregation, and if it wasn't for her the equal rights movement probably wouldn't have started until much later.

If Susan B Anthony (an advocate for women's suffrage) didn't make a stance to cast her ballot in the 1872 Presedential Election, women's right to vote would probably not exist.

So, in honor of International Women's Day here are 20 quotes from some of the most inspirational women who have made their voices known. Thanks to these women we have come a long way from where we once were.

20 Quotes from Inspirational Women

  1. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  2. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” –Hillary Clinton

  3. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” –Maya Angelou

  4. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” –Michelle Obama

  5. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

  6. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” –Amelia Earhart

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

  8. “I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fears; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” –Rosa Parks

  9. “Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.” – Hillary Clinton

  10. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” –Beyonce

  11. “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.” –Sojourner Truth

  12. “I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” –Mary Wollstonecraft

  13. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” –Anne Frank

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

  15. “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” –Susan B. Anthony

  16. "Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life.” –Dr. Mae Jemison

  17. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” –J. K. Rowling

  18. “I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man's work for less than a man's pay.” –Clara Barton

  19. “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” –Rosa Parks

  20. “My life is mine.” –Tracee Ellis Ross


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