Inspirational Quotes for Women’s History Month Pt. 2

In continued celebration of Women’s History Month, we look to the inspirational words and quotes by notable women whose activism helps unite us as one and propel us all to know better, do better, and to be better. Check out the quotes below for your daily dose of inspiration, and click the links to read more about each woman.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa – Religious Leader

Each person must live their life as a model for others.

Rosa Parks – Civil Rights Activist

You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for it.

Grace Lee Boggs – Author, Feminist, Social Activist

We have words for racism and sexism, but wealth discrimination isn’t fully recognized. It is a bias in favor of the wealthy and against labor, the environment, and the community. Concern for the public good must become the animating force of our economic order.

Marjorie Kelly – Author and Corporate Reformer

In less than a century we experienced great movement. The youth movement! The labor movement! The civil rights movement! The peace movement! The solidarity movement! The women’s movement! The disability movement! The disarmament movement! The gay rights movement! The environmental movement! Movement! Transformation! Is there any reason to believe we are done?

Holly Near – American Singer-Songwriter, Social Activist

Our idea of what constitutes social good has advanced with the procession of the ages, from those desperate times when just to keep body and soul together was an achievement, to the great present when “good” includes an agreeable, stable civilization accessible to all, the opportunity of each to develop his particular genius and the privilege of mutual usefulness.

Frances Perkins – American Secretary of Labor, first woman to hold U.S. Cabinet position

Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones – American Labor & Community Organizer

I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.  All I want is education.  And I’m afraid of no one.

Malala Yousufzai – Nobel Prize Laureate & Pakistani Children & Women’s Rights Activist


Dolores Huerta – American Labor Leader & Civil Rights Activist

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