Quotes From Strong Women: Courage and Speaking Up
"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." — Gloria Steinem
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” — Rosa Parks
“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” — Margaret Thatcher
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” — Madonna
"Turn your wounds into wisdom." — Oprah Winfrey
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker
“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” — Ruth Gordon
“You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” — Diana Ross
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” — J. K. Rowling
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