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Wolf_angel March 4th, 2010 11:45 AM

Famous Quotes of Women in History
These I found from another website belief.net Since they are from women thought it would be pertinent to post them here to help other women.

"We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies."
? Emily Dickinson, American poet

"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
? Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique"

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
? Rosa Parks, African-American civil rights activist

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
? Marie Curie, chemist and physicist

"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform."
? Diane Mariechild, author of "Mother of Wit"

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
? Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple"

"You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible."
? Rita Dove, first African-American poet laureate of the U.S.

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
? Gloria Steinem, American journalist and political activist

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."
? Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
? Elizabeth K?bler-Ross, author of "On Death and Dying"

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
? Ella Fitzgerald, African-American Jazz singer

"Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression."
? Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood

"If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up?"
? Geraldine Ferraro, first female candidate for Vice President in 1984

"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose."
? Indira Gandhi, first female prime minister of India

"I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion."
? Billie Jean King, female tennis champion who battled for equal pay

"The best protection any woman can have...is courage."
? Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American abolitionist

"I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet."
? Susan B. Anthony, American suffragette and advocate of women's rights

"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
? Helena Rubenstein, Polish cosmetics industrialist

"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways."
? Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "Woman Warrior"

"Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna--or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out."
? Barbara Walters, former anchor of "ABC News: 20/20"

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
? Maya Angelou, African-American poet

"I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life."
? Constance Baker Motley, first African-American woman to serve as a federal judg

Wolf_angel March 7th, 2010 08:35 AM

Yes I agree with you goldmaiden! She was a fabulous Lady! The town where I lived was one of the few and rare towns she made her visit to the U.S. of A. Totally cool except for the secret service! LOL But they were doing their jobs.

rjsfeminist April 15th, 2010 03:07 PM

Good quotes, Wolfie.

Wolf_angel April 18th, 2010 01:41 PM

Thank you ((((Rjfeminist)))) those were meant to be shared and thus empower and help all of us no matter where we may be on our journey!:)

rjsfeminist April 22nd, 2010 08:15 PM

One that I like is:

"Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." - Mother Jones

triskashane September 27th, 2010 02:23 AM

thanks for sharing those inspiring famous quotes. I once remember this quote that my mother said to me when I was little.
"A charming woman doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself." -Loretta Young.

triskashane September 27th, 2010 03:20 AM

Also I want to share this famous quotes from our women of century. This are the quotations that inspires me when my life is full of challenges.

"I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I were going to worry about what people were going to say" by Ingred Bergman

"Elegance does not consist of putting on a new dress" by Coco Chanel

vibhasharma October 31st, 2011 07:16 AM

Nice quotations Angel. Triskashane i love the quote "A charming woman doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself." Just beautiful!!

rosamund November 1st, 2011 12:09 PM

Women's quotes
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
-- Louisa May Alcott

sistergirl November 2nd, 2011 01:30 AM

Ah, "Little Women", great story! And great quote!

Wolf_angel November 3rd, 2011 09:14 AM

If we cant empower each other then who will? Just a thought

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