As modern day women it is sometimes easy to forget the struggles that we have faced in the past, and other times the struggles that we face today are all too apparent. Where we meet adversity let us challenge and change, where we are welcomed let us impart our wisdom, and where we are loved let us leave our mark.
In honor of International Women’s Day 2014, here are ten quotes to inspire you on your journey.
“It is our freedom to progress that makes us all want to live and to go on.”
“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.”
“The women of this country ought be enlightened in regard to the laws under which they live, that they may no longer publish their degradation by declaring themselves satisfied with their present position, nor their ignorance, by asserting that they have all the rights they want.”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.”
“Independence is happiness.”
Susan B Anthony
“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.”
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.”
“Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.” Malala Yousafzai
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”