International Women’s Day 2018: Best quotes, inspiration to celebrate equality

March 8 is International Women's Day.

March 8 is International Women’s Day.

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a time to celebrate the accomplishment of women and highlight the need for gender equality.

The holiday traces it roots back to 1908, when more than 15,000 women marched in New York demanding better pay, improved working conditions and voting rights. The first “National Woman’s Day” was held Feb. 29, 1909 in New York City, with the international celebration starting in 1910 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The United Nations first celebrated the holiday in 1975, which was also designated as International Women’s Year.

Here are some of the best quotes and inspirational messages to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018:

“In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less.” – – Carrie Chapman Catt

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” – – Amelia Earhart

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” – – Jane Austen

“You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.” – – Emmeline Pankhurst

“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.” – – Mary Wollstonecraft

“I know nothing of man’s rights, or woman’s rights; human rights are all that I recognize.” – – Sarah M. Grimke

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – – Wilma Rudolph

“It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.” – – –Clara Barton

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – – Maya Angelou

“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – – Malala Yousafzai

“Silencing women silences justice.” – – DaShanne Stokes

“Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” – – Susan B. Anthony

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