Some of the women in history made their mark and always had inspirational words to say. Yet, there is always the first woman that gave us hope to lead our paths to achieve the impossible. They have changed the world and made it a better place to live in for present generation of women.
Here are the quotes from the first women who have changed the world and stayed in history.
Anandi Gopal Joshi, [ First Indian female physician ]
“Be grateful for challenges because…. Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then [each woman and] man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilisation and mental culture.”
Marie Curie, [ First woman in history to win a Nobel Prize ]
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less“
Rosa Parks, [ United States congress called her “the first lady of civil rights” ]
“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.”
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, [ World’s first democratically directly elected female president ]
“On that day, society in a way shut down and it proved that women are – like men – pillars of society“.
“I’m not a man and I never have been and my principle has always been not to try to act like a man”.
Valentina Tereshkova, [ First woman and youngest to travel into space ]
“A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women“.
Elizabeth Blackwell, [ First woman to receive an M.D. degree ]
“If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.”
Bessie Coleman, [ First American woman in history to earn international pilot’s license ]
“The air is the only place free from prejudice“.
“I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.”
Indira Gandhi, [ First female prime minister of India ]
“To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality”.
Amelia Earhart, [ First female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean ]
“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others”.
Katharine Graham, [ First twentieth century female publisher of a major American newspaper ]
“To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?“