Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wonder Women

"Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential. We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves." ~Aung San Suu Kyi

"There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." ~Harriet Tubman

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

"They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"
"People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me." ~Princess Diana
 
“All our problems, all our disputes, all our disagreements can be resolved quickly to mutual satisfaction if we address the question”  "You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea." ~Benazir Bhutto

Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! ~Sojourner Truth

 
There are countless women to honor on this 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Women from every country, every culture, every imaginable background, who used their lives to make a significant difference not only in the lives of other women in their own days, but in the lives of all people in the time that followed them. I've selected a few to represent the masses who changed the world.  Thank you! For the young women just growing up today, and for those to come in years ahead, you have a mantle to carry, lifted with strength and dignity by the ladies who came before you, bear it well.


4 comments:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

This was beautiful, and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing some of my very favorite and most admired women and their wisdom, Scarlett.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

My dearest Hearts,

You are one of the women I admire most as well, for many reasons. Strength, grace, humor and wit are among the greater of those reasons.

Much love,

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Harriet Tubman is one of my personal heroes. I think she was so amazingly brave, incredibly brave. I love her for that.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Jules,

Amen.
She was indeed one of the bravest women the world has known.

HUGS

Scarlett & Viaggiatore