10 Best Quotes for International Women’s Day

Posted by Tejas Maheta | February 20, 2018 Comments: 0
International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March in many countries around the world.

This year marks the 106th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the theme for this yearis #PressforProgress.Throughout history, women have made remarkable contributions to the society. International Women’s Day honours those women and celebrates their courage and perseverance.

in honour of International Women’s day,here is my list of favorite quotes by ten inspirational women:

1. Mother Teresa

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Mother Teresa set up the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 and devoted her entire life to helping the poor and the sick around the world.

2. Mary Kom

“Don't let anyone tell you you're weak because you're a woman.”

Mary Kom is the first female boxer to win a medal in six boxing championships. This quote proves that strength is not tied to a particular gender and true strength lies within.

3. Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.”

The former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was a passionate champion of women’s rights in the early 20th century as she pushed for women’s suffrage and joined movements to demand more rights for women workers. Her quote stresses the importance of self-confidence among women.

4. Michelle Obama

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

As First Lady, Michelle Obama made enormous contributions to the cause of women’s rights. She also started the “Let Girls Learn” initiative in March 2015 to help educate 62 million girls around the world who aren’t in school.

5. Bessie Coleman

“I refused to take no for an answer.”

Bessie Coleman was rejected from several American aviation schools because of her gender and the colour of her skin. The odds were stacked against her but she persevered,andin 1921,Coleman became the first African American female licensed pilot.

6. Amina Mama

“The greatest threat to women (and by extension humanity) is the growth and acceptance of a misogynistic, authoritarian, and violent culture of militarism.”
A socialist-feminist activist, Amina Mama’s quote remindsthe importance of raising our voice in the face of injustice.

7. Marie Curie

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
Known for her groundbreaking research on radioactivity, Marie Curie is a source of inspiration for many. Rejected from Krakow University for her gender, Marie Curie went on to become the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.

8. MalalaYousafzai

“I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one.”

At a time when Taliban was shutting down girl’s schools across Northwest Pakistan, a young 11-year old girl was fighting for women’s right to education with the only weapon in her possession: words. In spite of threats from extremist forces and a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban militants, MalalaYousafzai continues to remain a fearless champion for women’s education.


“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.”

An icon of women’s empowerment, Beyonce has been a fierce advocate for women’s rights throughout her careerand has tried to provoke conversations on important issues through her songs.

10. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”

Known as Africa’s Iron Lady, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history when she became Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

Inspire the women in your lives by sharing these quotes with them. Happy Women’s Day, ladies!


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