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  • “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”

    Helen Keller

    1880 – 1968

  • “A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    1884 – 1962

  • “It's like one long date...we just enjoy each others company so much.”

    Annie Glenn

    1920 –

  • “One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category.”

    Faye Wattleton

    1943 –

  • “For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.”

    Mary McLeod Bethune

    1875 – 1955

  • “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.”

    Betty Friedan

    1921 – 2006

  • “We’re two different people, two different players with different lives. . . . But we support each other.”

    Venus & Serena Williams

    1980 & 1981 –

  • “If you surrender to the wind you can ride it.”

    Toni Morrison

    1931 –

  • “If it's a woman, it's caustic; if it's a man, it's authoritative.”

    Barbara Walters

    1929 –

  • “If I stumbled badly in doing the job, I think it would have made life more difficult for women, and that was a great concern of mine and still is.”

    Sandra Day O’Connor

    1930 –

  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

    Rosa Parks

    1913 – 2005

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