35 Rare Quotes for Passionate Women on a Mission

Here's to quotes that invoke passion, critical thinking, and most importantly, ones that inspire action! Words of wisdom can remind us of the passionate individuals who have made a positive difference in the world and who have made us question our 'societal norms'. We (like others before us) have the power to create change and take freedom further. Here are 35 rare quotes for passionate women, who are on a mission to create a more just, united, and peaceful world. Enjoy & share!

1. “Sometimes you don't see the difference you're making. Sometimes you see that it's a drop in the ocean, but the ocean itself is created by a multitude of drops and, just, you need patience."

- Thuli Madonsela

2. “To take away the history of how change got made, helps to cut down on activism because people don’t think that I, an everyday person, could make a big social change.”

- Carol Giardina

3. “The bitter lesson is that no victories are permanent. All our rights are like that. They’re only as good as we maintain them.”

- Virgina Whitehill

4. “… I'm angry, and one of the things I learned decades ago— When we’re that angry about something that bad, we take action against it.”

- Judith Arcana

5. “Chicago was a hotbed of feminist organizing. The women power that went into this was amazing, it’s what can be done if people put their energy into something. You can’t convince me you can’t change the world, because I saw it happen.”

- Mary Jean Collins

6. “—in the South. Many of us who started this new movement had come out of civil rights, and absorbed its ideas, so that it shaped the women’s movement. In some ways, the women’s liberation movement was the bastard child of the civil rights movement.”

- Jo Freeman

7. “Freedom is something just over the horizon, and you can’t stop sailing toward it just because you don’t reach it. You just keep going, and every generation has another opportunity to take it further.”

- Alix Kates Shulman

8. “If the world can be saved, it will be women that do that. And they do not do it with war, they do it with words.”

- Vigdis Finnbogadottir (first female president in Europe)

9. “The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening.”

- Rosa Luxemburg

10. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

- Rosa Luxemburg

11. “The solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

12. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

- Martin Luther King jr.

13. “Attacking the rich is not envy, it is self-defence. The hoarding of wealth is the cause of poverty. The rich aren’t just indifferent to poverty; They create it & maintain it.”

- Unknown

14. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

- Rosa Parks

15. “… I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, non of us will survive – nor will we deserve to.”

- Leonard Peltier

16. "No human being should ever have to fear for his own life because of political or religious beliefs. We are all in this together, my friends, the rich, the poor, the red, white, black, brown and yellow. We share responsibility for Mother Earth and those who live and breathe upon her...never forget that."

- Leonard Peltier

17. "Justice is not a flexible tool. Unless we all do our part to ensure that justice is applied equally to all human beings, we are a party to its abuse. We must stand together to protect the rights of others."

- Leonard Peltier

18. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”

- Wayne Dyer

19. “The public is indoctrinated to believe that skills are valuable and reliable only if they are the result of formal schooling.”

- Ivan Illich, (Deschooling Society)

20. “Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”

- Malcom X

21. “It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem."

- Coretta Scott King

22. “I am convinced that the women of the world, united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood.”

- Coretta Scott King

23. “I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence.Contempt for poverty is violence.”

- Coretta Scott King

24. "Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."

- Coretta Scott King

25. "Unpaid female caregiving is not only the life-blood of families, it is the very heart of the economy."

- Ann Crittenden, The Price of Motherhood (2001)

26. "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

- Harriet Tubman

27. "Don't follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!"

- Ruby Bridges

28. "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."

- Malala Yousafzai

29. “Jobism views any job-creating economic activity as success even if it destroys our environment – the very source of our ability to live."

- C.A. L'Hirondelle (Livable4all)

30. “If you think we can’t change the world, it just means you’re not one of those that will.”

- Jaque Fresco

31. "I believe that caring, that actually giving a shit, is a feminist issue and one that must be valued as the armature of society, which it surely is."

- Margaret Carey(Article: Childcare workers are underpaid because we’re women. We are the working poor.)

32. "In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing -- anti-humanism."

- Shirley Chisholm

33. "When production is done for profit only, we end up with children’s jewelry that causes brain damage."

- Cynthia Kaufman author of Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope and Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change.

34. "In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system."

- Ella Baker

35. "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept."

- Angela Davis