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Today, March 8th is International Women's Day. And what better way to celebrate it than to shine a light on the famous women who have contributed to society with their talent, perseverance, and timeless wisdom.

Women's day has emerged as such in the early 1900s from the movements for women's rights. Much has been achieved since those days, but much remains to be done in the fight of gender equality. To quote a historical figure by the name of Golda Meir, "Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse."

Bored Panda has compiled a list of inspirational quotes of many great women. Do you have your favorite women's quote which is not here? Then upload it to the list, we'd love to see it! Don't forget to vote for these strong, confident woman quotes!

#1

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dr. laurel thatcher Ulrich said this, and it's "seldom" make history.

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

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J.k. Rowling

J.k. Rowling

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VivianMaia
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Joanne Kathleen Rowland, 'cause they created this J.K. thing so the people at first wouldn't know she was a woman author.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me either Rosalind - there are too many shadows over her character

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Simone De Beauvoir

Simone De Beauvoir

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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

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DariusB.
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this woman is quite the opposite of "inspirational"

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Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

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NenitaBorromeo
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being an author counts more than her individuality. Doesn't matter if you regard her as a man or a woman.

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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Lindsay
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is not a great quote imo. It's just not true. Queens throughout history I'm sure have indeed been afraid to fail. They have their entire county, their people's welfare and lives to consider and look after, who wouldn't be afraid to fail!

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Emily Potter
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

comment below needs to be deleted. girls do not have to be beautiful to be elegant.

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Mae West

Mae West

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

reminds me of good girls by 5SOS "Good girls are bad girls who haven't been caught"

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Beyonce

Beyonce

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Says the woman who is a sex puppet for a male-controlled industry who jumps when she is told so that they get rich off her.

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

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NenitaBorromeo
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, some women are difficult to understand. Complicated yet interesting to most men. Both should find their match.

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