Motivational Quotes By  Bella Abzug

When I first   became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I   was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore   hats. So I started wearing hats.

We are bringing   women into politics to change the nature of politics, to change the vision,   to change the institutions. Women are not wedded to the policies of the past.   We didn't craft them. They didn't let us.

We are affirming   human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full range of   diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence.

Our struggle was   political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn't make something   of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together.

I spend all day   figuring out how to beat the machine and knock the crap out of the political   power structure.

As women, we know   that we must always find ways to change the process because the present   institutions want to hold on to power and keep the status quo.

I began wearing   hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional   identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to   get coffee.