A motivational Monday

Some weeks…ok most weeks, Mondays are really hard for me. It’s not that I don’t like my job or that I don’t enjoy the weekly tasks that come with week days, but the weekend is just so much more spontaneous. I have the freedom to work, or write, or go on a hike, or just sit in bed. So, to get me going Monday mornings I find things to look forward to that week. I also have a list of quotes on my computer that give me the kick-in-the-butt that I need.

What motivates you on Mondays?

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”

-Maya Angelou

Famous Women Quotes: Helen Keller broke barriers, will you?

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” -Helen Keller

Helen Keller was a pioneer as the first deafblind person to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Despite her handicaps, Keller became an author, political activist, and lecturer. She broke physical and social barriers and quickly became a legacy. She is an inspiration to us here at Damsels and we hope to make an impact the same way she did.

Famous Women Quotes: Susan B. Anthony fought to get us where we are today

“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.”

-Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony isn’t just an incredible woman, she spent her life fighting for other women. She created the Women’s State Temperance Society, National Woman’s Suffrage Association, and even co-founded a newspaper that reported on women’s rights. In 1878 she wrote the Amendment that became the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Her last public words before her death were “Failure is impossible.” This woman never gave up. She showed the world why women are important and fought until her death to gain women the same rights as men.

Happy 4th of July! Quotes by women who helped shape America

To celebrate America’s independence, we thought we would share some quotes by some of the amazing women who are prominent in our nation’s history. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Who better to represent our country than Lady Liberty?


“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”

- Abigail Adams

 ”I had no idea when I refused to give up my seat on that Montgomery bus that my small action would help put an end to the segregation laws in the south. I only knew that I was tired of being pushed around. I was a regular person, just as good as anybody else.”

- Rosa Parks

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”

- Helen Keller

“Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.”

- Susan B. Anthony

Famous Women Quotes: Anne Frank and finding the best from the worst

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

-Anne Frank

Anne Frank is well known for the writings in her diary that continue to inspire and educate people to this day. Her stories of living in hiding in Amsterdam during the second World War bring light to what it means to be trapped and fearful for one’s life on a daily basis. We find inspiration at Anne Frank because of her ability to still be positive during this time in her life. Anne died of typhus after living in a concentration camp in some of the worst conditions a group of humans have ever had to face. Anne reminds us that there is beauty in life, even at the worst of times. This quote is one of our favorites. We know that women are constantly trying to improve the world and looking to find more ways to do so. This quote highlights how we don’t need to wait before doing so.

Famous Women quotes: Harriet Tubman was a dreamer. Are you?

“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

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery. After living in terrible conditions and being beaten by her masters, Tubman escaped and made 13 missions through which she rescued more than 70 slaves. She was the conductor of the Underground railroad and made sure that former slaves gained their freedom. Even when the Fugitive Slave Law was passed, she would help those affected by it to get to Canada, where they could not be returned to the slave owners. Harriet Tubman is an example of incredible strong women who dedicate their lives to making a difference. She refused to let injustice happen and for that, we feature her.

Famous Women Quotes: Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, and later formed an organization for women pilots called The Ninety-Nines. She published several books about her experiences. As an early supporter of equal rights for women, Earhart was the embodiment of the idea that women can do anything men can do. She continues to be an inspiration to many.The following are a few quotes that inspire the Damsels in Success team.

“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”

“I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

“Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.”

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

Famous Women Quotes: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was a forward thinking woman who was heavily involved in evolution of the status of women. Through her humanitarian efforts, newspaper column and political involvement, she showed that she was her own person, capable of changing the world at a time when most women were isolated at home. The following are a few quotes that inspire the Damsels in Successteam.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This is My Story

“A woman is like a teabag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” You Learn by Living:Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” You Learn by Living:Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

“Do what you feel in your heart is right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude”

“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”