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.
When you forgive, you heal your own anger and hurt and are able to let love lead again. It's like spring cleaning for your heart.
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress.
People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I'm very proud to have Latin blood.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.
It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
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