"I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I'd just been myself."
- Brittany Renee


"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."
- Maureen Dowd


"Dreams are illustrations...from the book your soul is writing about you."
- Marsha Norman


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller


"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
- Tallulah Bankhead


"To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling."
-Barbara Walters


"You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise."
- Maya Angelou



"The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others."
- Sonya Friedman

and an addendum:
"People will treat you as badly as you let them."
- my mom


"If your success is not on your own terms, it is not success at all."
-Anna Quindlen


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead


"A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down."
- Beverly Sills


"I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless."
- Bette Davis


"Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what's more than enough."
- Billie Holiday


"If you do not find peace in yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”
- Paula A. Bendry


"I wouldn't have turned out the way I was if I didn't have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against."
- Madonna


"Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy. It's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh


"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."
- Ruby Dee


"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
- Audre Lorde


"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
- Betty Friedan


"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."
- Zora Neale Hurston


"Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it."
- Eliza Tabor


"...Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you have anyway..."
- Mother Teresa


"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."
- Maya Angelou


"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized that I was somebody."
- Lily Tomlin


"I'm holding on to my freedom
Can't take it from me
I was born into it
It comes naturally
I'm strumming my own freedom
Playing the God in me
Representing His glory
Hope He's proud of me.."
- Jill Scott ("Golden")


"Next to God, we are indebted to women – first for life itself then for making it worth living."
- Mary McLeod Bethune


"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
- Alice Walker


Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. Let's get it started:

"I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want "She did it.'"
- Katherine Dunham