Words of Wisdom - Women in World History Curriculum. "When women are seen with pen in hand, they are met immediately with shrieks commanding a return to that life of pain which their writing had interrupted, a life devoted to the women's work of needle and distaff.
" Archangela Tarabotti, writer and nun 1654, Venice, Italy "My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself to the usual lot of women who bow their heads and become concubines. " TrieuThi Trinh, Peasant who led an insurrection against Chinese invaders 240 A.D. Vietnam "Nothing in life is to be feared. "Today the two hundred million men in our country are entering into a civilized new world...but we, the two hundred million women, are still kept down in the dungeon. " "Men have singled out women of outstanding merit and put them on a pedestal to avoid recognizing the capabilities of all women. " "The most sure, but at the same time the most difficult expedient to mend the morals of the people, is a perfect system of education. " Great Famous Quotes and Quotations by Famous Women. Famous Quotes and Quotations by Famous Women Here's an excellent collection of famous quotes by famous women.
Usually when people search for quotes, they look for quotes by famous people recognized for their wisdom. Countless quotes are by famous men, so I thought why not create a list by famous women to show the pearls of wisdom coming out from some of the famous females of our world. So add inspiration to your everyday life with some of these quotes. Put them up at your mirror or fridge, somewhere where you can see them easily, and be soothed by these words. Ponder upon these famous quotations that contain words of gems. Meanwhile, let the words of these famous women bring a positive ring to your life!
Famous Quotes by Famous Women Don't compromise yourself. Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. Everyone has talent. Find out who you are and do it on purpose.-- Dolly Parton I am Me. I am not afraidâ€¦I was born to do this.-- Joan of Arc. Women's History Quotes. "I'm inspired by failure.
The process of defeat—picking yourself back up again is the hardest thing in the world. " Lolo Jones, (1982-) Gold medal winning Olympian "I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. " Rosa Parks, (1913-2005) civil rights activist "Champions keep playing until they get it right. " Billie Jean King, (1943-) tennis player and founder of the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last. " Jeannette Rankin, (1880-1973) first woman in Congress "Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
" Clementine Paddleford, (1898-1967) food writer for The New York Telegram, Herald Tribune, and other publications "Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Abigail Adams, (1744-1818) First Lady and advocate of women’s rights "Walk the street with us into history. Dolores Huerta, (1930-) labor leader and civil rights activist. Inspiring Quotes From 100 Extraordinary Women. Most lists of motivational quotes are dominated by the counsel of men, and it certainly isn't because women lack words of wisdom.
So, I curated a list of my favorite quotes -- from luminaries living and dead, activists and athletes, authors and actors, leaders and lovers -- all women. Each of these is powerful in its own right; together, they form a motivational stew, encouraging you to seize life and sprint towards success. 1. "If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I'm going. " - Jackie Joyner-Kersee 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Quotes by Women: Index A to Z. Updated February 29, 2016.
If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names. - Elaine Gill I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. - Virginia Woolf On the following pages you'll find an index to quotes by women, some famous and some not well known. These quotations have been chosen to represent women's varied ideas, motivations and contributions to history.