21 inspiring quotes by influential women:

Last year, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation saying that “during

Women’s History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the

women who have made our country what it is today.” In honor of the occasion, the

following are 21 inspiring quotes by influential women:

 

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

~ Maya Angelou

 

”I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have

the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.”

~ Malala Yousafzai

 

“Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

 

“I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let

others define my worth.”

~ Sonia Sotomayor

 

“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an

anomaly.”

~ Margaret Atwood

 

“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

~ Rosa Parks

 

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to

understand more, so that we may fear less.”

~ Marie Curie

 

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives

are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary

women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

~ Michelle Obama

 

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving

happier.”

~ Mother Teresa

 

“I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an

“I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an

individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.”

~ Margaret Mead

 

“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility

of bringing up the next generation.”

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

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

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

~ J.K. Rowling

 

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

~ Frida Kahlo

 

“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.”

~ Toni Morrison

 

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to

improve the world.”

~ Anne Frank

 

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” –

~ Edith Wharton

 

“So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.”

~ Patti LaBelle

 

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

~ Audrey Hepburn

 

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”

~ Gertrude Stein

 

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”

~ Lucille Ball

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