12 Women's Equality Day Quotes

We should be celebrating women every day, but on Aug. 26, this is especially relevant as it marks Women's Equality Day. These 12 Women's Equality Day quotes are as encouraging as they are powerful. They also all come from the mouths of women who know what it means to stand up for their rights. What more could you ask for in a quote roundup? Not much if you ask me.

It is pretty bizarre to think that women were only given the right to vote in 1920. To put that into perspective, women haven't even been allowed to cast a ballot for an entire century. Thankfully, while we got a slow start on women's rights in this country, we have come a long way since the 1920s.

While women's rights aren't anywhere near they where they need to be, we can still celebrate the fact that the country is finally progressing in the right direction after so many years of hindering women. We can also celebrate women for everything that they are: strong, powerful, beautiful, bright, brave human beings. Come on ladies, it's our time to stand up for gender equality and embrace our strength... today and every day (but especially today).

1. "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." — Margaret Thatcher

2. "Now, we are becoming the men we wanted to marry." — Gloria Steinem

3. "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." — Alice Walker

4. "The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race." — Susan B. Anthony

5. "A woman is like a tea bag: You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." — Eleanor Roosevelt

6. "To be free is not to have the power to do anything you like; it is to be able to surpass the given toward an open future." — Simone de Beauvoir

7. "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." — Madeleine Albright

8. "Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." — Eleanor Roosevelt

9. "The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it." — Roseanne Barr

10. "We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever." — Susan B. Anthony

11. "For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women." — Elizabeth Blackwell

12. "We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around." — Geraldine Ferraro

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