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25 Inspirational Quotes for International Women’s Day

25 Inspirational Quotes for International Women’s Day

"Women's history is women's right." — Dr. Gerda Lerner

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

"Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk." — Dolores Huerta

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

“People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.” – Diana, Princess of Wales

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." — Gloria Steinem

        

“I know that like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have” ― Eva Peron

"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." — Rosa Parks

"We can disagree and still love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist." — Linda Sarsour

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ―Oprah Winfrey

"You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them." — Shonda Rhimes

"Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely — and the right to be heard." — Hillary Clinton

“I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.” — Alice Paul

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” ― Anne Frank

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

“You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ― Shirley Chisholm

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” — Frida Kahlo

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” — Juliette Gordon

“My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work, and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition there.” ― Indira Gandhi

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ― Helen Keller

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. — Marie Curie

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ― Jane Goodall

"Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another." — Yuri Kochiyama

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ― Golda Meir

"Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency." — Maya Angelou

                    

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Preparing for Women's History Month? Check out our ideas of the top ways to celebrate!

*Photograph by David Bartho—Sydney Morning Herald via Getty Images


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