10 Awesome Quotes From Influential Women

March is Women’s History Month! To do it up right, here are 10 quotes from 10 amazingly influential woman. This is a bit off the regular topic of this blog… but I love quotes, and I love women—so let’s have a go, shall we?


Mother Theresa of Calcutta

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” -Mother Theresa

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” -Helen Keller

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” -Rita Mae Brown

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” -Anna Quindlen

“Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to become vulnerable.” -Dr. Joyce Brothers

“How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” -Edith Wharton

“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to: liberty or death. If I could not have one, I would have the other.” -Harriet Tubman

“Conviction without experience makes for harshness.” -Flannery O’Connor



One response to “10 Awesome Quotes From Influential Women

  1. You shared some of my very favorites and introduced me to new ones. The voices of these women can give us hope, nurture our compassion, and feed our determination to make our world more loving and accepting. Thank You!

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