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“This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this presidential campaign — to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring and more prosperous America. I chose to run for president at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together, unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction — toward a better future for our children and our grandchildren.” — President Barack Obama, March 2008

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ― Gloria Steinem

“We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.” ― Gloria Steinem

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” ― Gilda Radner

“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

“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

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelo

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” ― Coco Chanel

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” – Eric Schmidt

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ― Steve Jobs
 
“Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

“Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit.” —U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” —Anonymous

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” —Emily Dickinson

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” —Emily Dickinson

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.” —Don Draper ‘Mad Men’

“I say, carpe the chaos, for in chaos is opportunity.” – Gloria Feldt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” ― Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Everything that happens in America happens in New York.” ― Hillary Rodham Clinton

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”― Albert Einstein

“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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightening and the lightening bug.” ― Mark Twain

“It’s no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.” — Golda Meir

“Women became the headline, the social change of my adulthood.” — Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe Columnist

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” – Jack London

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity…” — Gilda Radner

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” — Janis Joplin

“Cross your heart and kiss your elbow.” — Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany’s

“You’re still reaching for the moon [Sabrina]‘ …. ‘No, father, the moon is reaching for me.’” – Sabrina

“We were poets and painters, all just a little more or a little less twenty years old, supplied with a precious load of thoughtless madness that needed to be used, to expand, to explode.” — Pablo Neruda

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” — EE Cummings

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’” – Jack Kerouac