Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl.
The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
With that in mind, here are ten inspirational quotes for women, made by notable people around the world.
There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
-J. K. Rowling
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!
People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfilment]. Actually a job is better for me.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe
The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.
-Susan B. Anthony