20 Famous Quotes by Women to Celebrate Women’s History Month

In March we celebrate Women’s History Month. This is a time for reflecting on those women who have stood for change to create a better life for all, and who we recall in our hearts as courageous and strong.

We also reflect on the women in our own lives, and search for ways to express the strength and wisdom of those before us, as well as contemporary women.

Here are some of my favorite quotes by famous women to celebrate Women’s History Month:

1. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

2. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” ~ Mother Theresa

3. “The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.” ~ Jennifer Anniston

4. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings.” ~ Maya Angelou

6. “A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.” ~ Loretta Young

7. “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” ~ Erica Jong

8. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

9. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin

10. “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” ~ Peace Pilgrim

11. “If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton

12. “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” ~ Mother Teresa

13. “It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

14. “Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.” ~ Virginia Woolf

15. “We are all pencils in the hand of God writing love letters to the world.” ~ Mother Theresa

16. “You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.” ~ Martha Graham

17. “Old age is no place for sissies.” ~ Bette Davis

18. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” ~ Barbara De Angelis

19. “Sometimes questions are more important than answers.” ~ Nancy Willard

20. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

I hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes by famous women in celebration of Women’s History Month.