Need a reminder that your voice matters? Check out 21 quotes from women who spoke up.

Need a reminder that your voice matters? Check out 21 quotes from women who spoke up.
<br>History is full of women who bravely fought to make a difference in the world. As activists, journalists, or fighters, women have stepped up to combat social injustice and defend their freedoms. Others worked their way into “boys clubs,” helping to pave the way for others to follow. A Woman Suffrage Party parade through New York in 1915.  Image by Paul Thompson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images. But while women have always been working toward making the world a better place, their voices were not always heard or acknowledged. And some of these women still do not get the recognition that they deserve in classroom history textbooks, even though their contributions are undeniable. All of them are inspirations.Here are 21 quotes from just a few notable female leaders about how to make a better world:1. “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B. Wells-Barnett Journalist, suffragist and progressive activist Ida Wells Barnett (1862-1931). Photo by R. Gates/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Wells-Barnett was an important African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She also marched in Washington, D.C., in 1913 for universal suffrage. 2. “I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.” — Nancy WakeCode-named "The White Mouse," Wake was one of the most decorated Allied servicewomen of World War II. She joined the resistance when the war broke out, and is credited with saving the lives of hundreds of Allied soldiers and downed airmen.3. “Don’t sit and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” — Sarah BreedloveBreedlove, who later became known as Madam C.J. Walker, was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire, making her fortune by creating a line of specialized hair products for African-American hair. 4. "Do not wait for leaders; do it alo