"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"
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
"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
"Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen."
Sarah Ban Breathnach
"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."
"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways."
Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "Woman Warrior"
"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."
Marie Curie, chemist and physicist
"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."
"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."
Ella Fitzgerald, African-American Jazz singer
"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform."
Diane Mariechild, author of "Mother of Wit"
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