When I care to be powerful -- to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others.
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.
Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
Aging is not "lost youth" but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
If you worry about who is going to get credit, you don't get much work done.
Helping one another is part of the religion of our sisterhood.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold the person down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
Don't ever wear artistic jewellery; it wrecks a woman's reputation.
The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all.
If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed.