It’s International Women’s Day! This should not be the only day of the year we honor the women that have paved the way for us, but if there’s any day to do it today is definitely the day. Here is some inspiration from great women both past and present.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
—Gloria Steinem (Feminist, Political/Social Activist & Journalist)
People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou (Poet and Civil Rights Activist)
I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
— Martha Washington (1st First Lady of the United States)
A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
—Nancy Reagan ( 40th First Lady of United States)
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
—Ingrid Bergman (Actress
Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
—Mae Jemison (NASA Astronaut)
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
—Marian Anderson (Classical Singer)
It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on Earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.
—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (Psychiatrist & Pioneer of 5 Stages of Grief Theory)
Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
—Anne Frank (Diarist & Victim of Holocaust)
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
—Malala Yousafzai (Education Activist)
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
—Katherine Hepburn (Actress)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
(32nd First Lady of United States/Politician/Diplomat/ Activist)
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
—Amelia Earhart (Aviator)
Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.
—Gabby Douglas (Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast)
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
—Alice Walker (Author & Activist)
Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love.
—Mother Teresa (Religious Sister & Missionary)
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
— Helen Keller (Deaf-blind Author & Political Activist)
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made
— Michelle Obama (Lawyer & 44th First Lady of United States)
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.
— Ayn Rand (Novelist & Philosopher)
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
—Oprah Winfrey (Talk Show Host, Actress, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist)
You can do anything you want, even if you are being told negative things. Stay strong and find motivation.
— Misty Copeland (Principal Ballerina, American Ballet Theater)
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
—Coco Chanel (Designer)
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
— Margaret Thatcher (UK Prime Minister)
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
— Audrey Hepburn (Actress)
Happy International Women’s Day, go do something great!