Every woman I know wants to change the world in her own way. Whether that means creating a beautiful home for your family, finding a cure for cancer or simply kissing your little one as she tucks him into bed at night, being significant is something we all crave.
Below, I profile 7 amazing women who changed the world. In researching this post, I was amazed that most of them spoke of ending suffering or of possibility and hope. They didn’t speak of power or winning or leadership. Oh, each one of them led. They were powerful and achieved greatness. But they do it, or did it, in a lovely, womanly way.
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
“The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.”
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
Lady Diana Spencer
“Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.”
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
“We need to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation. We have lost our way. And it begins with inspiration. It begins with leadership.”