I would rather be a rebel than a slave.— Emmeline Pankhurst
Thrilling Independent Women quotations
I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bodies are really beginning to piss me off.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.
The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.
But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment.
It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting an image of women in society, then I must say, there is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin
Strong women wear their pain like stilettos.
No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.
The view that women are infantile and emotional creatures, and as such, incapable of responsibility and independence is the work of the masculine tendency to lower women's self-respect.
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone
Many life's longest mile is the stretch from dependence to independence
The data is clear: If you give a woman an opportunity, she will make a huge difference.
I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.
How have you remained a one women man? "She is my best friend, would you want to hurt your best friend?
Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens.
The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive of the body to heal itself - but that force in not independent of the belief system. Everything begins with belief. What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a three-dollar pantyhose that won't run.
Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.
A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
I have a daughter and I have granddaughters and I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women's access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back, not ever
Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
The right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children is among the unalienable rights with which the Declaration of Independence proclaims 'all Men are endowed by their Creator.'
I've always loved independent women, outspoken women, eccentric women, funny women, flawed women. When someone says about a woman, 'I'm sorry, that's just wrong,' I tend to think she must be doing something right.
The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive
When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence.
When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
Bhutto represents everything the fundamentalists hate - a powerful, highly-educated woman operating in a man's world, seemingly unafraid to voice her independent views and, indeed, seemingly unafraid of anything, including the very real possibility that one day someone might succeed in killing her because of who she is.
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion what is and what is not their 'proper sphere.' The proper sphere for all human beings is the largest and highest which they are able to attain to.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
It took a while to grow the confidence to say, 'This is who I am, take it or leave it.'
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
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.
If you want something done, ask a busy person.
In In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education ... Is the power for women, and that's why the terrorists are afraid of education.
Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration
If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more.
If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.