The most inspirational women in history, by Marie Claire.
‘I will not be triumphed over.’
‘I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.’
‘If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?’
‘I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.’
‘Trust in God – she will provide.’
‘I wasn’t really naked. I simply didn’t have any clothes on.’
‘I don’t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.’
‘Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.’
‘If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?’
‘Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
‘The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.‘
‘I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.’
‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.’
‘Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.’
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.’
‘I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.’
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