Celebrating Women of the World and the Things They've Said

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Today is International Women’s Day, and we are celebrating by sharing our favorites quotes by some of the world’s most inspiring women.

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

-Audrey Hepburn

Hepburn was more than just a pretty face. She was an icon, both on and off the screen. Her humanitarian work with UNICEF proves that she always put others before herself, and she reminds me to do the same. Hepburn’s grace and class inspires me to walk boldly and proudly in my own skin, just as she did.

Submitted by Tess St. John

Audrey Hepburn

“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not".”

-Rupi Kaur 

A 26-year-old poet New York Times best seller and illustrator with two poetry collections. She’s an Indian-born Canadian who self-published her first poetry book, and one that views her life as an artistic journey. She writes about the themes of love, trauma, loss, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution.

Submitted by Alexa Velasquez

Rupi Kaur

“Women are like teabags. You don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure and activist. She was the longest serving First Lady of the United States and was heavily involved in humanitarian causes.

Submitted by Yauheniya Villarreal

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

-Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, a billionaire and media giant, is best known for hosting her own talk show for close to three decades. She went on to launch the OWN network, and is also known as a well-known philanthropist.

Submitted by Carly Steinberg

Oprah Winfrey

“There really are no limits to what we can accomplish and what we can pursue. If we love something and we dream big, cheesy as it sounds, why not pursue it?”

-Tessa Virtue

After twenty years of hard work and three Olympic gold medals, Canadian ice dancer, Tessa Virtue, continues to inspire women worldwide to be limitless in the pursuit of their passions and dreams. She is a great role model, on and off the ice, and is proof that talent and humility are not mutually exclusive.

Submitted by Aly Leia Wein

Tessa Virtue

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

-Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist most famous for painting beautiful self-portraits. She was deeply inspired by her country’s popular culture, and created a unique style of folk art that explored topics of class, race, and identity in Mexican society.

Submitted by Holly-Noelle Haworth

Frida Kahlo

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”

-Taylor Swift

Taylor continues to be an inspiration to people all over the world with her fearlessness to be herself and by sharing her vulnerable stories through music. She has used her platform to speak on politics, sexual assault, and other topics that need to be touched on in our society today.

Submitted by Cameron Knoblock

Taylor Swift

“It’s a beautiful day to be alive.”

-Whitney Simmons

Whitney Simmons motivates women to live a healthy lifestyle for their own mental and physical health. She uses positivity and reassurance to show women around the world that there is no ‘one’ way to live a healthy lifestyle.

Submitted by Jazzy Skye

Whitney Simmons

"You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness."

-Diane von Furstenburg

As a fashion designer, Diane has dressed some of the most recognized women in the world. But as an humanitarian, she’s done even more. She’s written a book, The Woman I Wanted To Be, and has the DVF Awards each year to honor 4 exceptional women in leadership, strength and courage related to women-centered causes. Lastly, she doesn’t use animal-derived skins or furs in her clothing. And did I mention she created the infamous wrap dress?

Submitted by Miana Melendez

Diane von Furstenberg
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