Now that it’s International Women’s Day, we want to share 21 inspiring quotes with you that will make you feel like Gloria Steinem (especially No. 11). Include your favorite book on your Levo profile, or share it with the woman who inspires you most! #LevoInspired

This is an example of what a day would be like without women.

1. “If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.” —Rachel Maddow

2. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” —Malala Yousafzai

3. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” —Melissa Etheridge

4. “I would rather be handsome for an hour than pretty for a week.” —Tilda Swinton

5. “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” —Lady Gaga

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6. “Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!” —Gabby Douglas

7. “When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is to date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated, and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.” —Sheryl Sandberg

8. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright

9. “I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.” —Demi Lovato

10. “Forget about the fast lane. If you want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” —Oprah Winfrey

11. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” —Gloria Steinem

12. “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone unafraid to be herself.” —Emma Stone

13. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” —Tina Fey

14. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” —Barbara Corcoran

15. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” —Alice Walker

16. “Be first and be lonely.” —Ginni Rometty 

17. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron

18. “To be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel

19. “I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” —Ellen DeGeneres

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20. “Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.” —Sonia Choquette

21. “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” —Mother Teresa

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