Give light, and people will find the way...
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet
Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.
People will never forget how you made them feel.
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.'
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