“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to 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
During this month of Women’s history, I would like us to learn from women that have accomplished much; Women that have surpassed obstacles and came out untarnished on the other side; Women that have paved a way for the younger generation to allow their dreams to come true. May you be inspired and encouraged to live your life to the fullest from the female ancestors that have proved your capability and influence as a woman of God.
“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
“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.
“Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.”
— Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood
“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, first successful African-American woman in media