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Inspiring Quotes from Female Role Models

Today is International Women’s Day; a day that celebrates the impact of historical heroines as well as the current generation of women’s achievements across politics, education, and beyond. While the celebration and appreciation of women and their influence should not be restricted to just one day, it’s a great opportunity to be inspired by amazing women. Whether you’re facing a particular struggle or are celebrating an accomplishment, these influential women have wise words to accompany your experience.

On Pursuing Your Dreams

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” –Oprah Winfrey

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

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –Ayn Rand

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” –Maya Angelou

“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” –Claire Fagin

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

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

On Making the World a Better Place

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” –J.K. Rowling

“Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” –Malala Yousafzai


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Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff. She mentored and instructed kindergarten through high school-aged students throughout her college years and eventually went on to live and work in Yosemite National Park for a stint. Reading, writing, adventuring, and anything Harry Potter are some of Sarah’s favorite go-to activities.

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