Honoring Three Quotes for Women’s History Month

By guest blogger John Slifko

In honor of National Women’s History month, the family history site, Archives.com, published a visual infographic to honor some of the exceptional women who have made a difference and helped shape our world. In this blog post, I include the top 3 inspirational quotes these women have left behind:

#1. Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady & humanitarian

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933–1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. When Mrs. Roosevelt came to the White House in 1933, she understood social conditions better than any of her predecessors and she transformed the role of First Lady accordingly. She never shirked official entertaining; she greeted thousands with charming friendliness. She also broke precedent to hold press conferences, travel to all parts of the country, give lectures and radio broadcasts, and express her opinions candidly in a daily syndicated newspaper column, “My Day.”

#2. Susan B. Anthony

“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” — Susan B. Anthony, Civil rights leader and suffragette

Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) is perhaps the most widely known suffragist of her generation and has become an icon of the woman’s suffrage movement. Anthony traveled the country to give speeches, circulate petitions, and organize local women’s rights organizations. Stanton and Anthony founded the American Equal Rights Association and in 1868 became editors of its newspaper, The Revolution. The masthead of the newspaper proudly displayed their motto, “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” From 1881 to 1885, Anthony joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage in writing the History of Woman Suffrage. As a final tribute to Susan B. Anthony, the Nineteenth Amendment was named the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. It was ratified in 1920. — Source: www.nps.gov

#3. Jane Austen

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” — Jane Austen, English novelist

Jane Austen is a world renowned English author and, despite her having lived centuries ago, she commands a legion of fans around the world numbering in the millions today. Her timeless works- numbering just six completed novels- have been turned into a plethora of motion pictures, television shows and modern adaptations at a regular pace in addition to being translated into multiple languages that help her stories surpass cultural boundaries. These six works have gone on to become the model formula for the romance stories of today. — Source: www.janeausten.org

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