Celebrating Women’s History Month: Quotes to Empower and Inspire

womens-history-month.jpgMarch is the month declared as Women’s History Month.  It is the month we acknowledge and highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  In the spirit of celebrating women’s history month, we share with you quotes to empower and inspire you.

Quotes to Empower and Inspire

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~ Dr. Maya Angelou

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“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.” ~ Rosa Parks

“The most courageous act is to think for yourself.  Aloud.” ~ Coco Chanel

“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

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we are not really living.  Growth demands temporary surrender of security.” ~ Gail Sheehy

“A woman is the full circle.  Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” ~ Diane Mariechild

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” ~ Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ~ Tyra Banks

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.  Life’s a bitch.  You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” ~ Maya Angelou

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

“I am not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

“It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from.  The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey

“Be thankful for what you have;  you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

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