Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Leadership is not about control but service. Its not about power but empowerment
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
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've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?
If you think you can't, you're right.
To err is human, but it feels divine.
Now, get out there and kick ass!
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Women have to harness their power - it's absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first 'no.' And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
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.'
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