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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

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
– Anais Nin

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
– Roseanne Barr

A woman is like a tea bag.  It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Courage is like a muscle.
We strengthen it with use.
– Ruth Gordon

 

* Please send me your thoughts about power. Also stories of your own empowerment. When shared, these ideas and examples are extremely inspiring to others. Thanks.

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