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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LoraleeMoeckli
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4 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
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4 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
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4 years ago

Just be fearful of doing what is wrong.

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#4

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

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SelinaJupp
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4 years ago

Good advice, from a lady who has made mistakes

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#5

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

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NenitaBorromeo
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4 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
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4 years ago

Some stand out among both.

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#7

J.k. Rowling

J.k. Rowling

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VivianMaia
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4 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
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4 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
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4 years ago

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

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#10

Simone De Beauvoir

Simone De Beauvoir

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DariusB.
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4 years ago

a very existencialist quote :)

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#11

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

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DariusB.
Community Member
4 years ago

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

thcollegestudent
Community Member
4 years ago

"I will break the unions!" Hurray! "Then the factories!" Hura...wait what?

EricWebster
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4 years ago

To the British working class, Margaret Thatcher was satan.

KatyBurgess
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4 years ago

Damn right.

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VanessaMildenberg
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4 years ago

I never though the day would come where I would quote Maggie...

SadieLechner
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4 years ago

I agree, Vanessa.

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Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

Or be that woman!

MariaKumar
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it says a lot that she felt like she had to put down men in order to say something good about women.

SallyPeet
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4 years ago

By "done" she means "ruin"?

Lillukka79
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2 years ago

Depends. Is she talking about her self or women in general.

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Peta Hurley-Hill
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1 year ago

I think "inspirational"is a typo.I think the word they were looking for was "evil".

Eileen Walsh
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3 years ago

😲😲😨

SaralynCollins
Community Member
4 years ago

Sounds about right just now! :)

NenitaBorromeo
Community Member
4 years ago

MT, being a toughie and strong woman, believes men are more of talks while women accomplish most.

KrissBoggild
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4 years ago

I agree with DariusB.

Bernadette Bergman
Community Member
3 years ago

Another Great Quote from the Great Iron Lady!

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#12

Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres

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thcollegestudent
Community Member
4 years ago

Ellen, you are the best

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#13

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

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NenitaBorromeo
Community Member
4 years ago

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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#14

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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Cloudy@noon
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4 years ago

100000% True

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#15

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

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RosalindPoole
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4 years ago

I bet she knew how to spell "ingredients".

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#16

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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Lindsay
Community Member
4 years ago

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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#17

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Emily Potter
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3 months ago

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

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#18

Mae West

Mae West

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AvonleaArnette
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4 years ago

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

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#19

Beyonce

Beyonce

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TinyDynamine
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4 years ago

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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#20

Cher

Cher

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Raaja Anandhan
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3 years ago

Well Said. Nothing in this world without women.

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#21

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

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NenitaBorromeo
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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