“Remember the Ladies…” and Their Words of Wisdom

On each of the past 52 weekends, I’ve posted one short quote on Twitter. It’s been a sort of ritual I intend to continue. Sometimes abbreviated due to the 140 character limit, these little gems give me an inspirational boost.

I was struck (though not surprised) as I reviewed these words of wisdom today, that most of my favorites come from women. So in the words of the great Abigail Adams, let’s “remember the ladies”!


Abigail Adams, writing to John Adams in 1776:

”…in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.”


“Those that don’t got it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.” 
Zora Neale Hurston

“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.” 
Madeline Albright

“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” Virginia Woolf

 “Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” Madeleine l’Engle 



And an honorable MEN-tion:

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain



2 Responses to ““Remember the Ladies…” and Their Words of Wisdom”

  1. Ellyn McKay says:

    Ann – thanks for another dose of inspiration. I am looking forward to seeing (and using) some of your very own inspirational quotes…you will be among the greats!

  2. Ann Sachs says:

    Flattery will get you somewhere (to quote whoever it is that said that first!)

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