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.
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.
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
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.'
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.
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 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.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
It's important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it. It's attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.
Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
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