20 Empowering Quotes From Incredible Women In History


“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


“To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” -Hillary Clinton


“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” -Margaret Thatcher


“Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.’” -Gloria Steinem


“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“My mother used to tell me – she would tell my sister – my mother would look at me and she’d say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last. And that’s why breaking those barriers is worth it. As much as anything else, it is also to create that path for those who will come after us.” -Kamala Harris


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


“Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” -Helen Keller


“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” -Toni Morrison


“I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.” -Jane Austen


“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman?” -Sojourner Truth


“There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” -Virginia Woolf


“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -Estée Lauder


“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


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


“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” -Serena Williams


“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” -G.D. Anderson


“Women are the real architects of society.” –Cher


“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” –Stephanie Bennett-Henry


“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” –Katherine Hepburn



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