The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes'; They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.
I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
I grew up with just my mom. She and I were like best friends. She's a very independent woman and I admire that about her. In my life, I've tried to be like that. To be okay with being on my own and being independent.
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
I'm single because I was born that way.
I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.
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