IWD: 10 Quotes By Famous Women

It’s International Women’s Day today!

The day which was first marked on February 28, 1909 in the United States is aimed at inspiring women across the world and celebrating their achievements.

Over the years, many have also used the opportunity to call for more equality and inclusion of women in economic as well as socio-political matters.

Below are some quotes that border on encouraging women to be the best of themselves from notable women across the world.

Melinda Gates

“All women, everywhere, have the same hopes: we want to be self-sufficient and create better lives for ourselves and our loved ones.”

“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”

Mitchelle Obama

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made”.

“Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude”.

Oprah Winfrey

“The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”

“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.”

Chimamanda Adichie

“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.”

“Never ever accept ‘Because You Are A Woman’ as a reason for doing or not doing anything.”

Maya Angelou

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated”.

“In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Carrol Boyes

“Nineteen people may love your work, but the twentieth one will hate it and will tell you so; you cannot allow that to affect you. That may sound trite, but there is huge risk in letting criticism get you down.”

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