International Women’s Day: 15 Quotes from Women Worldwide Historically

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is Today, Sunday, March 8

In honor of this day celebrating and honoring women, worldwide, we are re posting our feature from last year which is a compilation of  15 inspirational quotes from women along history and across the globe:

1. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. 

– Eleanor Roosevelt, former US First Lady

2. There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. 

 Indira Ghandi, Former Prime Minister of India

3. Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won’t get run over – Miriam Makeba, South African musician and singer

4.  It doesn’t matter who you are, (or) where you came from, the ability to triumph begins with you. ALWAYS. – Oprah Winfrey, American Media Conglomerate head, Philanthropist

5.  You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable. – Cathy FreemanAboriginal Australian Olympian 

6.  Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.    – Shirley Chisholm, Unbought and Unbossed, First Caribbean American and First Black woman elected to the US Congress

7.  There is an old and very wise Native American saying: Every time you point a finger in scorn—there are three remaining fingers pointing right back at you. ― Alyson Noel, Native American author 

8.  If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing– Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom

9.  Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Theresa, humanitarian, Indian

10.   I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions. – Lillian Hellman, American author and playwright

11. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,  Africa’s First Woman President (Liberia)

12. A woman obsessed with her body is also obsessed with the limitations of her emotional life.  – Kim Chernin, The Obsession, American author

13. The grim possibility is that she who “hides her brains” will, more than likely, end up with a mate who is only equal to a woman with “hidden brains” or none at all.  – Lorraine Hansberry, “In Defense of the Equality of Men” in The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, Playwright and Author

14. I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you. ― Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter

15.  I am not afraid… I was born to do this. – Joan of Arc, Revolutionary and Martyr from France

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