Thorns and Roses

“He that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”

-Anne Bronte


Astound Yourself

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”

-Thomas A. Edison

International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day I am posting multiple quotes from women’s activists who helped pave the way for women’s rights.  We must continue their work because it is far from finished.

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed.  But when we are silent, we are still afraid.  So it is better to speak.”
— Audre Lorde

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

“If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.”
–Sojourner Truth

“The best protection any woman can have…is courage.”
–Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.”
–Lucy Stone

“The way to right wrongs is to turn light of truth upon them.”
— Ida B. Wells

“To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women”
— Angela Davis