55 Motivational Gloria Steinem Quotes For Success In Life

Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social-political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine and a co-founder of Ms. magazine. These Gloria Steinem quotes on life, friendship will motivate you.

Best Gloria Steinem Quotes

  1. “We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  2. “The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us” ~ Gloria Steinem, Gloria Steinem quotes on life
  3. “The purpose of feminism is to free the uniqueness of the individual and to understand that inside each of us is a unique human being who is a combination of heredity and environment.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  4. “At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I’m “passing the torch.” I explain that I’m keeping my torch, thank you very much and I’m using it to light the torches of others.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  5. “Learning must travel the distance from head to heart.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  6. “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  7. “Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  8. “Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  9. “Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  10. “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  11. “Women are not going to be equal outside the home until men are equal in it.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  12. “When I’m talking to people, I find myself quoting the three organizing rules of Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter was initiated by three young women, and too few people know that. But, anyway, the first one is lead with love. The second is low ego, high impact. The third is move with the speed of trust. I must say those make me feel very hopeful for the future.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  13. “The origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn’t exist in every culture.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  14. “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  15. “In order to make a choice, you need the power to see there is one.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  16. “No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  17. “No one can give us power. If we aren’t part of the process of taking it, we won’t be strong enough to use it.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  18. “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  19. “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  20. “I was rescued by librarians. It was librarians who said ‘maybe you would like to read The Hardy Boys as well as Nancy Drew.’ It is true for me, as for so many countless others, that librarians saved my life, my internal life.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  21. “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” ~ Gloria Steinem
  22. “Helping begins with listening.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  23. “Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren’t, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  24. “If what’s inside your dreams wasn’t already real inside you, you couldn’t even dream it.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  25. “Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  26. “I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  27. “What I think we need to do is infuse every day and every action with the kind of values we hope will be in the future, with kindness, with nurturing, with dreams, ambition, using your talents, not resorting to violence, other forms of conflict resolution, with humor, with poetry, with music.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  28. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  29. “One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the Earth!” ~ Gloria Steinem
  30. “But somewhere within each of us, buried at varying depths depending on the age and degree of neglect or abuse, shame or coercion we endured, there is a resistant, daydreaming, rebellious, creative, unique child — a true self who is waiting.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  31. “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  32. “Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So, if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, just wait.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  33. “Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So, if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, just wait.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  34. Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  35. “Whenever one person stands up and says, “Wait a minute, this is wrong,” it helps other people do the same.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  36. “I want to say to you that there is life and dreams and surprises after 30-and 40, and 50, and 60, and 77! Believe me, life is one long surprise.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  37. “Rich People plan for three generations Poor people plan for Saturday night” ~ Gloria Steinem
  38. “Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  39. “There are two types of people in the world, those who say ‘there are two types
    of people in the world’ and those who don’t.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  40. “I’m completely happy not having children. I mean, everybody does not have to live in the same way. And as somebody said, “Everybody with a womb doesn’t have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer.”” ~ Gloria Steinem
  41. “I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  42. “I believe that transgender people, including those who have transitioned, are living out real, authentic lives. Those lives should be celebrated, not questioned. Their health care decisions should be theirs and theirs alone to make.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  43. “I believe a unique core self is born into every human being; the result of millennia of environment and heredity combined in an unpredictable way that could never happen before or again.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  44. “So whatever you want to do, just do it… Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  45. “Life after 50 or 60 is itself another country, as different as adolescence is from childhood, or as adulthood is from adolescence – and just as adventurous.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  46. “Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  47. “By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  48. “If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?” ~ Gloria Steinem Quotes
  49. “Probably those three things affect the most people: reproductive freedom, freedom from violence, and democratic families. But there may well be someone sitting at this table who has a great idea to do something else that wouldn’t come under those umbrellas and that would really be great, and make all kinds of change.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  50. “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  51. “There are many ways of supporting gender equality, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all care-giving, and making that amount tax-deductible.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  52. “No wonder male religious leaders so often say that humans were born in sin—because we were born to female creatures. Only by obeying the rules of the patriarchy can we be reborn through men. No wonder priests and ministers in skirts sprinkle imitation birth fluid over our heads, give us new names, and promise rebirth into everlasting life.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  53. “Show me something that is not transformed by the other half of the human race.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  54. “It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  55. “If women could sleep their way to the top, there’d be a lot more women at the top.” ~ Gloria Steinem

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