Thursday, March 8, 2012

Top 16 Quotes for International Women’s Day

16 Quotes by women who define and move us:

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.” Maya Angelou

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Oprah Winfrey 

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.” Lucille Ball

“There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.” Hillary Rodham Clinton 

“I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.” Marie Curie

“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.” Amelia Earhart 

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” Indira Gandhi

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” JaneGoodall 

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” Audrey Hepburn 

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

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

“The world of education is like an island where people, cut off from the world, are prepared for life by exclusion from it.” MariaMontessori 

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” Florence Nightingale 

“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.” Sandra Day O’Connor

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…so other people would be also free.” Rosa Parks

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa 

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