In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the most iconic women in American history and their timeless words of wisdom. 

By Robert Knudsen (1928-1989), Office of the Naval Aide to the President (Robert Knudsen White House Photographs) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Robert Knudsen (1928-1989), Office of the Naval Aide to the President (Robert Knudsen White House Photographs) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Once a year, we take a day to recognize the world’s Most Iconic Women, who have changed the world and helped us achieve the progress we enjoy today. We love celebrating empowered women and these women inspire us to work hard and keep going every day! Here’s to the girls!

By Katharine_hepburn_woman_of_the_year.jpg: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (work for hire) derivative work: Lobo512 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Katharine_hepburn_woman_of_the_year.jpg: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (work for hire) derivative work: Lobo512 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.” – Katherine Hepburn

By Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.” – Grace Kelly

By Studio publicity still [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Studio publicity still [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor

By George Barris [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By George Barris [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

By Heinrich Klaffs [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Heinrich Klaffs [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go — purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner

By Robert Knudsen (1928-1989), Office of the Naval Aide to the President (Robert Knudsen White House Photographs) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Robert Knudsen (1928-1989), Office of the Naval Aide to the President (Robert Knudsen White House Photographs) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it. . . All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Calebrw at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Calebrw at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

“Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I’m well aware of, but that’s just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history — empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.” – Hillary Clinton

By USDAgov [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By USDAgov [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

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