I believe in a world of justice and human rights for all. A world where girls can grow up free of fear of abuse. A world where women are treated with the respect and dignity that is their right. A world where poverty is not acceptable. My dear young friends, you can make this your world.— Ban Ki-moon
Almighty Girls Growing Up quotations
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Tall, thin, curvy, short – whatever you are, you are beautiful.
When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.
If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat. It is an unnecessary insult.
Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it's part of growing up.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
I grew up as a very sarcastic person.
I was always the class clown, and to date girls I had to be really funny. I was really skinny growing up.
Just being at home, growing up naturally, and being here now with my video and my music, I think people realize that I was in the Spice Girls 8 years ago.
My mother told me two things constantly.
One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent. The study of law was unusual for women of my generation. For most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A., but your M.R.S.
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
Growing up, I wish I hadn't tried so hard to fit in.
I'd tell myself to just embrace what you were born with because it's beautiful and you were made like that for a reason. It's tough being a girl. I think we need all of the support we can get.
It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl, as opposed to some other, different kind. And I think that made a great deal of difference to me growing up and in my life afterward.
Don't tell girls they can be anything they want when they grow up.
Because it would have never occurred to them that they couldn't. It's like saying, 'Hey, when you get in the shower, I'm not gonna read your diary.' 'Wait--are you gonna read my diary?' 'No! I said I'm not gonna read your diary. Go take a shower!'
The saddest thing for a girl to do is dumb herself down for a guy.
Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief.
By empowering a woman, we empower a child.
By educating a girl child, we make it possible for her to grow up to become an empowered woman.
You get tough when you grow up unloved.
People described me as a boyish girl - rather shy, but I didn't show it. I had an attitude. I was rather wild. I lied a lot because I knew the alternative was to be punished. As I got older I realised I didn't have to lie any more and it was a nice feeling. I could be myself.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full.
I think it's important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I'm proud to be a role model!
I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
When I was growing up, no one ever said to me, "You cannot do math because you're a girl." But, there was an understanding growing up that math and science were for boys. Somebody lied to me because Katherine Johnson woman exists, all of these women existed.
All over the world today, many girls still get the idea that their bodies are somehow not as good as a boy's body. These girls - who later grow up to be women with girls of their own - get the message that they are weaker in spirit, not worth educating, somehow cursed because of their menstrual cycle, and so forth.
There's still a lot of misogynist pop music out there, and I think that hearing something that's so explicitly feminist and so angry - when we're still growing up in a culture where girls and women are not supposed to be angry - is a real revelation for young women.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.
If a boy is not trained to endure and to bear trouble, he will grow up a girl;
and a boy that is a girl has all a girl's weakness without any of her regal qualities. A woman made out of a woman is God's noblest work; a woman made out of a man is His meanest.
I was a very quiet, shy child. I grew up in a small town, Louisville, Kentucky, and there weren't too many Hawaiian-Filipino girls, so I stuck out like a sore thumb. I didn't look like everyone else and didn't feel I belonged... But these things only build character and make you stronger. It taught me to grow into the woman I was to become.
As a biracial girl growing up in England, I'd never really seen any historical characters who looked like me depicted on film before that weren't being brutalized or playing slaves.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
I was always that girl growing up who you could find dancing down supermarket aisles. It's that sense of not feeling inhibited. Dancing in supermarkets is my favorite thing.
I feel like I've started to grow up and be more of a woman instead of this crazy girl.
I was a total bad girl growing up.
Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.
I want girls to know that its okay when they grow up and their bodychanges.
When you're in a broken family and your role model is a violent male, boys grow up believing that's the way they're supposed to act. And girls think that's an accepted way men will treat them.
When young girls are encouraged to explore what they find interesting, they grow up to be interesting women.
Groups cannot grow, unless individuals grow within the group.
I was born in 1958, the same year NASA was established, which I like to think of as not a coincidence. I was 11 when they landed on the moon, Apollo Eleven. And, of course, everybody in the whole world was watching that. But I can tell you, at that time, nobody ever asked a girl, 'Is that something you want to grow up and do?'
I think everybody's always attracted to both sexes.
I mean, I think that women are very attractive. I've kissed girls, but everybody experiments. It's part of growing up.
Growing up, others girls wanted to dance and help their mums with the cooking.
I liked to play soccer with the boys. Or I'd be off on my own, tilting mirrors towards the sun in order to burn armies of ants. That was my idea of fun.
Growing up with three older brothers and being the youngest and the only girl, my mom always made me tough. She's taught me over the years how to be a strong, independent woman, how to carry yourself in a positive way and anything that my brothers can do, I can do.
I want these to be names that young girls and boys and kids of all genders grow up knowing. It shouldn't just be when you take a feminist class in college, if you happen to do that. I hope this is fun and engaging for folks to watch.