More Inspiring Quotes from Great Women in History, Part II
“God is within her. She shall not be moved. God will help her at dawn.” – Psalm 46:5 (WEB)
WestA.org presents Part II of our series on wonderful, inspirational quotes by women of historic achievement.
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul…The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to the task of remaking our society.” – Coretta Scott King, American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.” – Florence Nightingale, English social reformer, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
— Maya Angelou, African-American poet
“Any person who does not vote is failing to serve the cause of freedom – his own freedom, his people’s freedom, and his country’s freedom.” — Constance Baker Motley, first African-American woman to serve as a federal judge
“The excuse or toleration of cruelty upon any living creature by a woman is a deadly sin against the grandest force in nature – maternal love … In not a single instance known to science has the cure of any human disease resulted necessarily from this fallacious method of research.” – Elizabeth Blackwell, first female physician in the United States
“Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.” – Sister Mary Corita Kent; nun, artist, and educator
“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.”
— Fanny Lou Hamer, American voting rights activist, Civil Rights leader, and philanthropist
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.”
— Sojourner Truth, African-American abolitionist
“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”
— Louisa May Alcott, author of “Little Women”
“Without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue. You have to have courage – courage of different kinds: first, intellectual courage, to sort out different values and make up your mind about which is the one which is right for you to follow. You have to have the moral courage to stick up to that – no matter what comes in your way, no matter what the obstacle and the opposition is.
“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”
― Harriet Tubman, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and former slave
(Featured image: Harriet Tubman, c. 1910)
Be uplifted by West Angeles’ Praise & Worship team lead by David Daughtery, and Soloist Carolyn Johnson-White below:
Inspiring Quotes from Great Women in History Part II: West Angeles Mass Choir Sermonic Selection, “I Never Lost My Praise” by Kurt Carr, on Vimeo.
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