Powerful Words to Remember on International Women’s Day

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March 8th is an ideal time for women and girls everywhere to reflect on the wisdom of the powerful words shared by inspiration figures in history. Many strides have been made towards gender equality but naturally there is still a lot of ground to cover before the goal is reached.

This International Women’s Day take a little inspiration from some of the wisest and most powerful words spoken by influential women in history. Let their wisdom be a guide to help us remember the strong impression that can still be made on the world by amazing women.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart Quote

Even today Amelia Earhart continues to inspire with her example of unparalleled bravery and can do attitude.


“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Inspiring quote

When it comes down to the moment of truth, certainty in the cause you’re following is the crucial thing according to Rosa Parks, whose simple act of refusing to move on a bus helped inspire the civil rights movement.

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“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” – Maya Angelou

Inspiring Maya Angelou quote

One of literature’s most passionate writers shares a message of compassion and conciliation which we could all learn from.

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

Inspiring Simone de Beauvoir

One of the greatest female minds of the 20th Century reminds us that it is imperative to live in the present and not let old and unhelpful habits drive us away from our true calling.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn inspiring quote

The iconic actress shares a thought that in the end it’s our connection with other people and our strength together that matters above all else.

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Elenor Roosevelt Inspiring quote

Eleanor Roosevelt lived through one of the most tumultuous ages in US history where many lessons were learned. Her inspiring advice is certainly just as relevant today as it was in her own time.

Which of our selection of inspiring and powerful words will you use to mark International Women’s Day this year? Do you have any favourite quotes that you think we should have included? Tell us your favourites in the comments.

On International Women’s Day send a powerful reminder of your respect and admiration with a bouquet of flowers inspired by some of the greatest women of all time. Make the 8th of March special for her this year and remind her why she herself is also amazing.

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