By Erin Tucker
March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate it, I'm sharing 20 memorable, motivating quotes by women, for women.
A woman is like a teabag – only in hot water do you realize how strong she is. — Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, activist and 32nd First Lady of the United States
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. — Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning, novelist, short story writer and poet
A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re very ignorant.’ — Anne Hathaway, award-winning actress and singer
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. — Mae Carol Jemison, engineer, physician and NASA astronaut
Knowing what must be done does away with fear. — Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. — Helen Keller, author, political activist, lecturer and the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘Wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people do the same. — Gloria Steinem, journalist, author and social activist
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand. ― Oprah Winfrey, media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. — Madeleine Albright, American politician and first female United States Secretary of State
Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed. — Michelle Obama, 44th First Lady of the United States
When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits. — Melinda Gates, philanthropist, former general manager at Microsoft and co-founder of the world's largest private charitable organization
Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. — Judy Garland, actress, singer, dancer and international star
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. — Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer, author and first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. — Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for educating women and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate
Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. — Tina Fey, actress, comedian, writer, producer and playwright.
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform. — Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement
Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams. — Hillary Clinton, 42nd First Lady of the United States, Secretary of State and presidential candidate
I am not afraid of storms for I am leaning how to sail my ship. — Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet
Jump forward, mean well, commit, and just see what happens. — Angelina Joie, award-winning acres, filmmaker and humanitarian
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