"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship."
Louisa May Alcott, author of "Little Women"
"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."
"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"
"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."
"Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use."
"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
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou, African-American poet
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."
Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut
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