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Quotes from Great Women – Marian Anderson

“As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.” – Marian Anderson I love this quote because it reminds us simply to be better. Be better than you were yesterday, be better than...

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Quotes from Great Women – Gloria Steinem

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” – Gloria Steinem Well ain’t that the truth! Learning, while seemingly daunting, is actually the easy part – especially if you’re open to it. Unlearning, be it letting go of the past, or refusing to make the same...

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Quotes from Great Women – Mignon McLaughlin

“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” – Mignon McLaughlin If you’ve ever been a part of a relationship that didn’t end on your terms I don’t have to explain this quote to you. When you find someone that makes you feel like the most interesting,...

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Quotes from Great Women – Martha Washington

“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” – Martha Washington   I mean, how true is this? And I know we’ve all been there, where we’ve caught ourselves being Debbie Downers and kicked our own asses into turning things around...

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Quotes from Great Women – Wendy Wasserstein

“No matter how successful I become as a playwright, my mother would be thrilled to hear me tell her that I’d just lost twenty pounds, gotten married and become a lawyer.” – Wendy Wasserstein Okay how many of you writers can relate to this?! Being a writer, an author, is either romanticized or criticized –...

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Quotes from Great Women – Tallulah Bankhead

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” – Tallulah Bankhead We all make mistakes and I love this quote because it celebrates owning those mistakes and recognizes how working through them can shape you, how it makes you who you are. A person without mistakes, well, doesn’t...

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Quotes from Great Women – Ethel Mumford

“God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.” – Ethel Mumford I love this quote! And okay, I love my family, we have our “things” but for the most part I’m lacking in the “my family is so crazy I have an excuse for all by bad behavior and decisions” arena....

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