The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. – Alan Watts
You have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher
When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on or you will be taught how to fly. – Patrick Overton
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt
There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. – Maya Angelou
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein
So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. – Marilyn Monroe
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. –Maya Angelou
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. – Harrison Ford
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. – Frank Herbert
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. – Arnold Bennett
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
All great achievements require time.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Effective action is always unjust.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I believe that every person is born with talent.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
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.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.