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

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This day has emerged as such in the early 1900's 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 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 favourite quote which is not here? Then upload it to the list, we'd love to see it! Don't forget to vote for the most uplifting ones!

#1 Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

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LoraleeMoeckli 2 years ago

this kind, bright woman could and may rule the world one day.

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#2 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

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KatePollack 2 years ago

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

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#3 Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

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Michel Guntern 2 years ago

Just be fearful of doing what is wrong.

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#4 Judy Garland

Judy Garland

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SelinaJupp 2 years ago

Good advice, from a lady who has made mistakes

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#5 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt


NenitaBorromeo 2 years ago

Even you're caught off-guard,never back-off.

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#6 Golda Meir

Golda Meir

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thcollegestudent 2 years ago

Some stand out among both.

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#7 J.k. Rowling

J.k. Rowling


VivianMaia 2 years ago

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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#8 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

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HelenPhillips 2 years ago

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

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#9 Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

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HelenPhillips 2 years ago

Her Nazi inside wasn't very beautiful at all....

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#10 Simone De Beauvoir

Simone De Beauvoir


DariusB. 2 years ago

a very existencialist quote :)

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