20 Nancy Pelosi Quotes on Breaking the Glass Ceiling


In this day and age, duties, goals, and dreams are no longer constrained by one’s gender. Anyone can do anything. Read these Nancy Pelosi quotes and you’ll see.

Born on March 26, 1940, American politician Nancy Pelosi currently serves as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. She was first elected to Congress in 1987. Today, she is the highest-ranking elected woman in US history.

Even at a young age, Pelosi was involved in politics by helping with her politician father’s campaigns. She graduated with a Political Science degree, intent on serving her country. She moved to San Francisco and it was there that she worked her way up.

From 2007 to 2011, during her first speakership, she supported and was credited in the passage of several landmark bills. Among them the Obamacare, Recovery Act, and the 2010 Tax Relief Act. Pelosi was elected speaker for the second time in January 2019.

Pelosi serving as Speaker of the House conveys a strong, undeniable message. Women are no longer bound to any norms or traditions. They can be and do whatever they want. Politics used to be a system dominated by men, but this politician from Baltimore gave it her best shot. Now she’s second in the presidential line of succession just after the vice-president.

Here are 20 Nancy Pelosi quotes so you’ll be inspired to give it your best shot, too.

Nothing has been more wholesome for the politics and the government of our country than the increased participation of women. – Nancy Pelosi

Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the House. – Nancy Pelosi

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Sometimes it takes the encouragement of someone who knows us well to propel us forward in ways we never would have dreamed. – Nancy Pelosi

Politics is an insatiable beast. – Nancy Pelosi

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Whatever their goals in life may be, women can draw strength and confidence from recognizing that there is nothing more important than investing time and love in the next generation as a mother, an aunt, or a mentor. – Nancy Pelosi

Am I going to have to use my ‘Mother of Five Voice’ to be heard? – Nancy Pelosi

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The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history. – Nancy Pelosi

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Even as we grieve, we must take quick action to stem the crisis and help those in desperate need. – Nancy Pelosi

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What people don’t realize is that even a small amount of time volunteering can make a difference. – Nancy Pelosi

As many of you know, I come from San Francisco. We don’t have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one—it’s a mushroom farm, so you know what that means. – Nancy Pelosi

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Why don’t we just leave this room today forgetting the word ‘earmark’? – Nancy Pelosi

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My mother wanted me to have roots and wings. Roots—a sense of belonging. Wings—the freedom to fly away and experience life on my own terms. – Nancy Pelosi

Know your power. When you do, others will know your power, too. – Nancy Pelosi

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The word ‘campaign’ is a war term. So when you go into a campaign you just prepare to go to war. If you think this is an exercise in civic activity…then you are going to be surprised. – Nancy Pelosi

My vision for the future always centers around our children. – Nancy Pelosi

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With Americans worried about losing their jobs, their savings, their homes and their chance at the American Dream, the New Direction Congress will work in a bipartisan way to lift our economy and help America’s middle class. – Nancy Pelosi

Go for it! Swing for the fences. They may end up someplace between here and the fences, but they’ll end up a long way down the road. – Nancy Pelosi

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By making college more affordable for all and more accessible for minority students, the first new higher education authorizing legislation in a decade will help strengthen our nation and America’s middle class, and spur a new age of innovation and ingenuity in our country. – Nancy Pelosi

Raising children is saving the world, one child at a time. – Nancy Pelosi

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You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed for the American people. – Nancy Pelosi

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