“A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible, and when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” —Amelia Earhart

“I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” ―Maya Angelou

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” -Madeleine Albright

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?” – Langston Hughes

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” – E. E. Cummings

“A lot of people refuse to do things because they don’t want to go naked, don’t want to go without guarantee. But that’s what’s got to happen. You go naked until you die”  – Nikki Giovanni

“Deal with yourself as an individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.” – Nikki Giovanni

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”- Ernest Hemingway

“I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker

“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another” – Toni Morrison

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison

“Misery don’t call ahead. That’s why you have to stay awake—otherwise it just walks on in your door.” – Toni Morrison