If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
All great achievements require time.
Nothing will work unless you do.
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.
I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.
I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.
I sustain myself with the love of family.