International Women’s Day 2020: 20 Quotes from 20 Amazing Women
Photo of Malala Yousafzai provided by the DFID - UK Department for International Development via Wikimedia Commons. Photo of Ruth Bader Ginsburg provided by the Supreme Court of the United States via Wikimedia Commons. Photo of Jane Goodall provided by the U.S. Department of State via Wikimedia Commons.
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International Women’s Day 2020: 20 Quotes from 20 Amazing Women

By: Mars Salazar

Mar 5, 2020
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This International Women’s Day, we’re raising a toast to all the amazing women who nurtured us, inspired us, and helped us become the people we are today. Be further motivated to conquer your goals with these quotes from 20 women we love.

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai, education activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize awardee

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart, author and aviation pioneer

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton, former senator and secretary of state of the USA

“My mother always said, íf you really want something, you’re going to have to work hard, you’ll have to take advantage of every opportunity, but don’t give up.’ I’ve taken that message to young people…all around the world.”- Jane Goodall, primate conservationist and anthropologist

“I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.” – Reese Witherspoon, actress, producer, and entrepreneur

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat and activist

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”- Oprah Winfrey, author, talk show host, actress, and media executive

“It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling, author

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another.” – Serena Williams, tennis champion and 8-time world no. 1

“I just love bossy women…It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” – Amy Poehler, actress, comedian, writer, and director

“A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot.” – Isabel Allende, author

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”- Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

“Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. … It was a woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it.”- Janelle Monae, singer-songwriter

“The only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your fear.” – Nadia Comaneci, 5-time Olympic gold medalist and the first gymnast in Olympic history to get a perfect score of 10

“ Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.” – Candace Bushnell, author

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton, actress and musician

“Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live.” – Yuna Kim, two-time world figure skating champion and Olympic gold medalist

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou, poet, singer, and civil rights activist

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Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at marianne.salazar@nixplay.com.

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