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Women’s History Month: Inspiring Quotes from Strong Brooklyn Women

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There’s nothing like a woman from Brooklyn. They have sass, class, strength and style. In honor of Women’s history month, here are a few inspirational quotes to inspire your inner woman warrior. Some are about the strength of women, some are about Brooklyn and others about life in general, but all of them will elevate your spirits and make you think.

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

“When I die, I want to be remembered as a woman who lived in the twentieth century and who dared to be a catalyst of change. I don’t want to be remembered as the first black woman who went to Congress. And I don’t even want to be remembered as the first woman who happened to be black to make a bid for the Presidency I want to be remembered as a woman who fought for change in the twentieth century. That’s what I want.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“So now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Carry it by the comfortable handles of gratitude for what’s positive and that it is not worse, rather than the uncomfortable edges of bitterness for the negatives and that it is not better.”

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

“In life the only thing that you can expect is the unexpected; the only surprise is a day that has none.”

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

“Just imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same. My idea of a perfect world is one in which we really appreciated each other’s differences: Short, tall; Democrat, Republican; black, white; gay, straight-a world in which all of us are equal, but definitely not the same.”

Rosie Perez

rosie perez

“Own it. Just take it and say, ‘Yes I will be great, I am going to be great.’ Great doesn’t mean being a movie star, great doesn’t mean having millions of dollars. Great means being able to be confident, strong, and a solid human being that has dignity and integrity. That is great.”

Judy Sheindlin

Judge Judy

“People from Brooklyn grow up with a certain common sense. If it doesn’t ring true, it’s not true.”

Betty Smith

betty smith

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”

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