Gaining Strength from Women

March has arrived once again, and not only do we celebrate spring, but we have the honor and responsibility of celebrating women through National Women’s History Month. I want to connect with others—men and women—in the contributions women are making to the past, present, and future.

Each year, I look for new ways to recognize intelligent and courageous women. Why not do it this year with quotes? I enjoy motivating quotes. I collect them, post them, and share them. Good quotes inspire me to pay attention to what matters and to become a better person.

So here are a month of quotes to share–


We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. — Malala Yousafzai


The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. –Gloria Steinem


A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. –Eleanor Roosevelt


Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day. –Janis Joplin


I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning. –Amy Poehler


The best protection any woman can have is courage. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. — Mae Jemison


I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’ – Dilma Rousseff


Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. – Hillary Clinton


Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. — Betty Friedan


A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of. –Zendaya


A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim. –Maya Angelou


Well-behaved women seldom make history.― Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. — Margaret Thatcher


Knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks


If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. – Erica Jong


We’re here for a reason. I believe that reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. –Whoopi Goldberg


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


Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance. – Anne Lamott


I would always rather be happy than dignified. ― Charlotte Brontë


The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole. – Jane Fonda


Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. ― Nora Ephron


When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. ― Bette Davis


Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. –Golda Meir


I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball


I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.–Jane Austen


For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. –Sally Ride


Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. – Oprah Winfrey


What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall


Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.― Cheris Kramarae


If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. – Katharine Hepburn

About KB Gibson

I am a writer who writes a little of everything--fiction, travel, children's books and articles, copywriting, curriculum.My perfect vacation would be to sit on a beach or look out over the mountains and read books. I never get to read as much as I want.
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