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20 Inspiring Quotes for International Women’s Day

When a woman sets her mind to something, she can conquer the world. From meaningful movements to inspiring works of art, women’s stories are at the forefront of the conversation. If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that women of all backgrounds and beliefs have a message waiting to be heard. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re applauding the dreamers and doers that have made groundbreaking strides. We’re lucky to look up to these 20 inspiring women.

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1. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
— Malala Yousafzai

2. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
— Janis Joplin

3. “If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”
— Grace Hopper

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4. “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

5. “I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.”
— Sonia Sotomayor

6. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank

7. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”
— Meryl Streep

8. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”
— Melinda Gates

9. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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10. “Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”

― Brené Brown

11. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
— Judy Garland

12. “The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

13. “You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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14. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama

15. “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”
― Tina Fey

16. “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 learning.”

― Amy Poehler

17. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.”

― Anaïs Nin

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18. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

― Coco Chanel

19. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

― Audrey Hepburn

20. “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”

― Miuccia Prada

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