What does it mean to be a woman?
These excerpts are a testament to women everywhere, today and in the past, who embody a spirit of everything from courage to understanding, from nurturing to hope.
· Amelia Earhart: “Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
· Madeleine Albright: “I especially treasure the young women who say that my example has inspired them to raise their sights so that they now feel that serving as secretary of state or in even higher office is a realistic goal.”
· Isabel Allende: “I can promise you that women working together—linked, informed, and educated—can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.”
· Gloria Vanderbilt: “I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.”
· George Eliot: “Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
· Margaret Thatcher: “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
· And many more!