De-a lungul istoriei, femeile au trebuit să muncească mai mult, să alerge mai repede și să fie mult mai bune decât bărbații pentru a-și realiza visele. În multe cazuri, poveștile lor au fost șterse sau rescrise pentru a le minimiza eforturile. Din păcate, o mare parte din acest lucru este încă adevărat astăzi, cu multe feministe contemporane muncind pentru a combate diferența dintre sexe, hărțuirea sexuală, violența față de femei, așteptările de muncă interne, negarea drepturilor reproductive - și lista poate continua. Pentru a ne inspira de la feministele care au făcut istprie, și au găsit o cale pentru a face vocile femeilor să fie ascultate, verifica aceste 20 citate inspiraționale.
“Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward.” — Hillary Clinton
“Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
“Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” — Marilyn Monroe
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born.” — Oprah Winfrey
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” — Diane von Furstenberg
“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” — Joan Rivers
“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” — Beyoncé Knowles Carter
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball
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“I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.'” — Dilma Rousseff
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright
“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success."
“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke... she will need her sisterhood”
"I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading."
"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent."
"Find out who you are and do it on purpose."