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It’s weird that the word “sassy” had gotten such a bad rap. According to the Oxford Dictionary, “sassy” means “lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky.” There’s nothing in there about being scary, hard-to-deal-with, hyper-opinionated, mean-spirited or any of the other negative attributes applied to modern sassafrasses. Have we become so dry and humorless that bold women scare us? Bold women get things done. Bold women are not pushed around.
We think having a little sass is good for all women. Whether it be in the workplace, with friends or with a boyfriend or husband…
Here are some words of wisdom from some of the sassiest women who have ever lived.
Moviepix/Hukton Archive/Getty Images"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America"Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself."
Jason LaVeris/Film Magic/Getty Images"Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come."
Angel Franco/Archive Photos/Getty Images“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
Queen Elizabeth I
Topical Press Agency/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images"Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind."
Evening Standard/Hulton Archives/Getty Images"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."
Win McNamee/Getty Images News"Lawmakers, either get out of the vagina business, or go to medical school."
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe"People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top."
Monica Morgan/WireImage/Getty Images“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Photoshot/Hulton Archive/Getty Images“Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.”
Hulton Archive/Getty Images“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”