Necessary Add-On to the quotes story from yesterday ...
This morning I told my wife about my post from yesterday and the great quotes I found from the last 2,000 years. Her only comment was that I did not had a single woman in the list. A valid statement and not really a surprise, as I have three women at home. From an emancipation and diversity perspective I did swear improvement and searched for some women quotes during the day. See what I found below :
- “Love (Eros) is not a god at all, but is rather a spirit that mediates between people and the objects of their desire. Love is neither wise nor beautiful, but is rather the desire for wisdom and beauty.”, Diotima of Mantinea, circa 440 B.C.E., a female philosopher and priestess known solely through the works of Plato.
- “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.”, Martha Washington, 13-Jun-1731 – 22-May-1802, was the wife of George Washington
- "It is never too late to be what you might have been.", Mary Anne Evans, 22-Nov-1819 – 22-Dec-1880, English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era
- “If it is true that men are better than women because they are stronger, why aren’t our sumo wrestlers in the government?”, Toshiko Kishida, 14-Jan-1863 – 25-May-1901, writer, women’s rights activist, and Japan’s first female orator
- “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”, Coco Chanel, 19-Aug-1883 – 10-Jan-1971, was a French fashion designer and businesswoman
- “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.”, Indira Gandhi, 19-Nov-1917 – 31-Oct-1984, was an Indian stateswoman and central figure of the Indian National Congress
- “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”, Estée Lauder, 01-Jul-1908 – 24-Apr-2004, was an American businesswoman
- “You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.”, Chris Evert, born 21-Dec-1954, former World No. 1 tennis player from the United States
- “Done is better than perfect.”, Sheryl Sandberg, born 28-Aug-1969, is an American technology executive, activist, and author