"We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies."
Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique"
"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform."
Diane Mariechild, author of "Mother of Wit"
"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Gail Sheehy, American journalist
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the Summer Olympics
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship."
Louisa May Alcott, author of "Little Women"
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
My parents forced me to see Christi. I didn't want to go. I was already embarassed about being bullied at school. I didn't want to talk more about it. But I went. At first I didn't say much of anything but then I began to share what was happening and what I thought. Talking helped. Christi helped more. She showed me that I am exactly what God wanted me to be and that the bullies are the ones who have the real problems. It still hurts but I don't think the thoughts I used to. Thanks.
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
Beverly Sills, former American opera soprano
"Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen."
Sarah Ban Breathnach
If you are in crisis, call 911 or your local crisis line, which are available 24 hours a day.
Crisis Line in Your County Local Crisis Phone or Toll Free Crisis Phone
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