"Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou
"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it." - Alan Saporta
"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming. I help you become that." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place." - Edward de Bono
"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." ~African Proverb
"The people who matter will recognise who you are." - Alan Cohen
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Gandhi
“Strive for progress, not perfection...For now, you just have to be good enough. Perfection will come later.”
"Live truth instead of expressing it." - Elbert Hubbard
Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring. -Lorrin L. Lee
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. -G. Sheehan
“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.” ~Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
— Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique"
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
— Rosa Parks, African-American civil rights activist
"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
"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform."
— Diane Mariechild, author of "Mother of Wit"
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
— Gloria Steinem, American journalist and political activist
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
"Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression."
— Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood
"The best protection any woman can have...is courage."
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American abolitionist
"I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet."
— Susan B. Anthony, American suffragette and advocate of women's rights
"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
— Helena Rubenstein, Polish cosmetics industrialist
"Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna--or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out."
— Barbara Walters, former anchor of "ABC News: 20/20"
"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
"I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life."
— Constance Baker Motley, first African-American woman to serve as a federal judge
"For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women."
— Elizabeth Blackwell, first female physician in the United States
"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
"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
— Audrey Hepburn, actress and philanthopist
"It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission."
— Sally Ride, first American woman to go to space
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship."
— Louisa May Alcott, author of "Little Women"
"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
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
— Oprah Winfrey, first successful African-American woman in media
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. -Brian Tracy
“Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin.” ~ Victor Kiam
"Anyone who angers you conquers you." - Elizabeth Kenny
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you. -Wayne Dyer
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius
"Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied." - Arnold H. Glasow
"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." - Rosalynn Carter
The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first. -McKain
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence." ~The Buddha
"Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals." ~The Buddha
"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea." ~The Buddha
“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” ~ Anthony Robbins