n honor of Women in History Month, this  


article is dedicated to the women of the past  


and present for the women of the future.

“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone 

else pretends to love.” Emma Watson, Actor, 1990-
“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is 

it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” 

Amelia Earhart, Aviator, 1897-1937.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” 

Coco Chanel, Designer, 1883-1971.
“I felt like Sojourner Truth was pushing down on one shoulder 

and Harriet Tubman was pushing down on the other saying, 

‘Sit down girl!’ I was glued to my seat.” Claudette Colvin, Civil 

Rights Pioneer, 1939-
“Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just 

haven’t been a part of history.” Gloria Steinem, Journalist, 1934-
“I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through 

my love for truth, and truth rewarded me.” Simone de Beauvoir, 

Philosopher, 1908-1986.
“If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, 

then you must write it.” Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize Winner, 1931-

“What you do makes a difference, 

and you have to decide what kind of 

difference you want to make.” Jane 

Goodall, Primatologist, 1934-
“You’ve got to loosen your girdle and 

let it rip. You can’t win them all, but you can try.” Babe Didrikson 

Zaharias, Athlete,  1911-1956.
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. When 

there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella 

Fitzgerald, Vocalist, 1917-1996.
“Feet? What do I need them for, when I have wings to fly?” 

Frida Kahlo, Artist, 1907-1954.
“I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do 

not, and can never know, at what price their right to free speech, and to 

speak at all in public, has been earned.” Lucy Stone, Orator, 1818-1893.
“There is no female mind. Might as well speak of a female liver.” 

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sociologist, 1860-1935.
“That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time 

will show.” Ada Lovelace, Mathematician, 1815-1852.
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