Top 10 Quotes from History’s Most Inspiring Women

History has known many great women whose lives have impacted so many others’.

Here are quotes from history’s most inspiring women: 

I.

All battles are first won or lost, in the mind.
Joan of Arc(c. 1412-1431)

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Interesting Fact: She led the French to victory over the English at age 18.

II.

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
Susan B Anthony(1820-1906)

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Interesting Fact: She was famous for fighting for women’s rights, and is the first woman on a US dollar coin.

III.

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
-Florence Nightingale(1820-1910)

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Interesting Fact: She was the founder of modern nursing.

IV.

I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay.
-Clara Barton(1821-1912)

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Interesting Fact: She founded the American Red Cross in 1881.

V.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
-Marie Curie(1867-1934)

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Interesting Fact:  She was the first female to win a Nobel Prize, in which she won twice in physics and chemistry.

VI.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller(1880-1968)

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Interesting Fact: She was the first blind and deaf person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

VII.

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
-Amelia Earhart, pilot, (1897-1939)

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Interesting Fact: She was the first female pilot to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

VIII.

Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.
-Mother Theresa, nun and missionary, (1910-1997)

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Interesting Fact: She asked for the money for her Nobel Peace Prize banquet(which costs almost $200k) to be donated to the poor.

IX.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. 
Anne Frank, diarist and victim of the Holocaust, (1929-1945)

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Interesting Fact: The Diary of Anne Frank, which told her story, at age 13, of hiding from the Nazis during WWII, sold more than 30 million copies.

X.

There is very little difference between men and women in space.
Valentina Tershkova, astronaut, (1937)

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Interesting Fact: She was the first female to fly to space in 1963.

Thank you to history’s most inspirational women!

Who are some of your female role models you look up to?

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