“The … problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” – Gloria Steinem
“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” — Mark Caine
“We need to find the courage to say ‘NO’ to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.” – Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D.
“You will be presented with lessons in the form of things that cause you pain. Remind yourself that you have a choice. You can either resist the pain and feel badly or you can learn whatever the lesson is there to teach you.” – Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.
We do not see things the way they are. We see things the way we are. – Unknown
“We have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“Worry less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of them.” – Fay Weldon
“Let me listen to me and not to them.” – Gertrude Stein
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” — William Gibson
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“So much inside us can flourish when we turn off the worldly noise.” – Marianne Williamson
“We are trampled most often by forces we ourselves create.” — William Shakespeare
“You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.” – Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.” – Coco Chanel
“I am much larger and better than I thought. I did not think I held so much goodness.” — Walt Whitman
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball
“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin
“Woman’s discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“Woman’s virtue is man’s greatest invention.” – Cornelia Otis Skinner
“Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.” – Marya Mannes
“The thing women have got to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr
“People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that distinguish me from a doormat.” – Rebecca West
“To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker
“You teach people how to treat you.” – Phil McGraw, Ph.D.
“Your mind uses just as much of its power to make you unhappy and unfulfilled as it would to make you happy and fulfilled. The task becomes learning to make your mind work for you and not against you.” – Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung
“Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” – Jerry Garcia