It's March and that means a month comprised of March Madness, Daylight Savings hysteria (Spring forward, people), and St. Patrick's Day. But one national holiday we certainly hope you don't overlook is Women's History Month.
During this time, we honor those women who have made significant cultural and historical contributions to our society. Celebrated by the United State, the United Kingdom (cheerio!), and Australia, Women's History Month coincides with International Women's Day, a holiday which occurs annually on the 8th of March.
Women's History Month dates back to the early 1900's. As such, it is highly acknowledged by United States Presidents ranging from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama; perserving the sentiment that, "Behind every great man there is a great woman." With President's Day just behind us, it's important for us to remember the influence that our First Ladies carry in shaping our country's rich history. After all, they too have evoked emotion, inspiration and change in their actions and more importantly, their wise words.
To help inspire the next generation of leaders, we've compiled 5 inspirational quotes from leading First Ladies. Their words still hold as much truth and power today as they did during their tenure. We hope it serves as an inspiration to present and future leaders; both male and female.
Martha Washington, First Lady 1789-1797
“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition not our circumstances.”
Abigail Adams, First Lady 1797 – 1801
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady 1933 – 1945
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady 1961 – 1963
“We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.”
Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady 1963 – 1969
“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”