March 8th, 2020 is United Nations' International Women’s Day, and the the 10 year anniversary for U.N. Women, the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls around the world.
This day is a chance to reflect on the progress we’ve made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in their countries and communities.
We've decided to curate 20 of our favorite quotes, in honor of the new decade, and in order to spread the word about U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Quotes from History's Leading Ladies
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m Possible!” -Audrey Hepburn
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” J.K. Rowling
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa
“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” -Michelle Obama
“If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.” Coco Chanel
“Disciplining yourself to do what is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” -Margaret Thatcher
“It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique.” -Ellen Degenerous
“I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.” -Charlotte Bronte
“Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival.” -Aung San Suu Kyi
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” -Oprah Winfrey
“We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.” -Beyonce
“Women are the real architects of society.” -Cher
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” -Helen Keller
“Life is very short. Insecurity is a waste of time.” -Diane Von Furstenberg
“When the world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” -Malala Yousafzai
“Use your fear...it can take you to the place where you store your courage.” -Amelia Earhart