Wise Words From Women

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I give you a collection of quotes said by amazing women throughout history.

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
Eleanor Roosevelt

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
Oprah Winfrey

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Marie Curie

No computer is ever going to ask a new, reasonable question. It takes trained people to do that.
Grace Hopper

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

People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you.
Aretha Franklin

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

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

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
J.K. Rowling

The formula of happiness and success is just being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.
Meryl Streep

Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground. — Rosa Parks

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. — Maya Angelou

I am not afraid…I was born to do this. — Joan of Arc

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.   — Frida Kahlo

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. — Georgia O’Keeffe

That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show.
Ada Lovelace

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
Janis Joplin

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Marilyn Monroe

I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Florence Nightingale

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

You’ve got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it. — Tina Fey

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. — Queen Elizabeth II

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This Day in History: July 11

Happy Prime Day!
Annnnd, Happy Free Slurpee Day!

Before you shop your heart out and get a brain freeze, I give to you Downright Ultimate’s first history lesson:

July 11th Throughout the Years

1900

Charlotte Cooper beat Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport! #girlpower

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1914

Babe Ruth made his debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3.

1944 

Franklin Roosevelt announced that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

1977

The US Medal of Freedom was awarded to Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta King accepted the medal on behalf of her late husband.

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2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix“, the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling was released. Can you believe it’s been 10 years?!

2011

Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846. What a time to be alive……

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by Gabriel

 

“I think I’m a trivia nerd. I love to learn about everything. I’m curious.” – Adam Rodriguez

 

Check out Onthisday.com and history.com for more “this day in history” trivia.

Never stop learning! #becomingultimate

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Stay Strong, Boston Strong

This past Summer I had the pleasure of having an internship in the wonderful city of Boston. This city is full of history! Whether you’re talking about the history of our country, the history of art, the history of architecture, the history of the 80s sitcom Cheers…or perhaps the history of Mark Wahlberg. It’s all there! Boston has been the scene of several key events in our country’s history including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunkerhill. Boston is also the home of  the United States’ first public school (1635) and the first subway system(1897). And, though I am a Detroit Tigers fan, how can we forget the year the Curse of the Bambino was broken, when the Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series! All of these events of history have played a part in our lives, whether it was in joy or pain.
One year ago today Boston experienced it’s most recent pain, the Boston Marathon bombing. At 2:49 pm EDT, on April 15, 2013 Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media outlets broke out in fear alerting others of the tragedy. Three people were killed and an estimated 264 others were injured that day. The bombs exploded about 12 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart, near the finish line on Boylston Street in downtown Boston.

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Boston Marathon Memorial


Arriving in Boston in June of 2013, I found that the pain and fear had turned into courage and faith, with a community of support and remembrance. A beautiful memorial was created where the incident occurred. There were fences, trees, benches, posters, and more decorated with everything from flags, hats, shoes and clothing to stuffed animals, books, ribbons and notes. Though an unfortunate and an awful happening, it was amazing to experience the togetherness of a city. Everywhere you looked someone was wearing or selling a “Boston Strong” t-shirt. Companies, organizations and individuals all over the city were displaying the blue and yellow ribbons of their Boston Strong support.
A breathtaking photo series was released last week where “Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing send messages of hope…” Please check it out, it’s truly inspiring. It’s events like these that remind us to be thankful for everything we have, everyday, even if we don’t think it’s much! We are lucky to have our health, our family, our friends and the opportunities that we do!
My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all of the those affected by this tragedy. Stay Strong, Boston Strong!

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