READ: 20 Badass Quotes From 20 Badass Women

Fifty years ago, the world got its first female prime minister. Since then, many women have become prominent political figures, business leaders, and pillars of every facet of society, paving the way for a future generation of ceiling breakers. Here are 20 amazing quotes from 20 amazing women.

1. “if you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”
— Margaret Thatcher

2. “When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women, and get scared.”
— Sally Kempton

3. “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”
— E. M. Forster

4. “It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t.”
— Carol K. Carr

5. ” Women hold all the power. They should use it like a whip, not offer it up like a sacrifice.”
— Tarryn Fisher

6. “No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.”
—Margaret Sanger

7. “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”
— Charlotte Whitton

8. “Women are small and fragile…yet the power they hold is unmeasurable.”
— Da Xia

9. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”
— Madonna

10. “Why can’t a girl be smart without it being explained away as a rare supernatural phenomenon?”
Cat Winters

11.”Women are the real architects of society.”
— Cher 

12. “There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.”
— Susan B. Anthony

13. “It’s hard not to be a fighter when you’re constantly under siege.” — Cassandra Duffy

14. “Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done—occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.”
— Amelia Earhart

15. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.”
— Gloria Steinem

17. “A woman’s place is in The House… and the Senate.”
— Kristin Hannah

18. “Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman’s attention.”
— Camille Paglia

19. “People call me a feminist whenever I express statements that distinguish me from a doormat.”
— Rebecca West

20. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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