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Inspiring Quotes from Great Women in History, Part I

by WestA Webteam

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given too much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” – Titus 2: 3-5 (KJV)

During Women’s History Month, let us learn from mighty women who have accomplished much. Women who have surpassed obstacles to emerge untarnished on the other side. Women who have paved the way for the next generation to pursue their dreams, and – with God’s grace and power –  make them come true.

May you be inspired, on behalf of the female ancestors who have proven your capability and influence as a woman of God, to live your life to the fullest!

 

“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, African-American civil rights activist

 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

– Marie Curie, chemist and physicist

 

“Great leaders never accept the world as it was and always work for the world as it should be.”

– Condoleezza Rice,  Former United States Secretary of State

 

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

– Diane Mariechild, author of “Mother of Wit”

 

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

– Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple”

 

“You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can’t imagine something that has never existed before, it’s impossible.”

– Rita Dove, first African-American poet laureate of the U.S.

 

“The best protection any woman can have…is courage.”

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American abolitionist

 

“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, American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist

 

“The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”

– Frances Willard, suffragette whose “momentum” started kindergartens and day care for the children of working women

 

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, humanitarian, and former slave