In honor of July 4th, we’re celebrating the most iconic women in American history and their timeless words of wisdom.Fourth of July is typically celebrated with BBQs, beach days and backyard fun, but we can’t forget what we’re celebrating – the anniversary of America’s independence!
We’re so proud to see how far our country has come in the 200-some years since our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, but as they say, behind every great man there’s a great woman!
That’s why we wanted to take the opportunity to recognize America’s Most Iconic Women, who have helped us achieve the progress we enjoy today. The legacies of these women have transcended time and continue to serve as a source of inspiration for us all, which is just reason why we love the U.S. of A!“The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.” – Katherine Hepburn “I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.” – Grace Kelly “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor “Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe “Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go — purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner “Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it. . . All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis “Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I’m well aware of, but that’s just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history — empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.” – Hillary Clinton “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama
Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily