“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin, author

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“In the entire world there are only a few sounds that bring joy to all but the most jaded. One is the murmur of a kitten purring. Another is the thwack of a well-pitched baseball hitting a perfectly swung bat. And the third is the pop of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.” George Taber

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.” Henry David Thoreau, from Walden

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Madeleine Albright

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