Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.— Mae Jemison
Jittery Great Women quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience.
No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done.
I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.
Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond.
I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.
But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.
Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
I believe that never was a country better adapted to produce a great race of women than this Canada of ours, nor a race of women better adapted to make a great country.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.
I look back on my life with great joy.
I think it was a very successful life. I always did what I wanted and never cared what anyone thought. Women's lib? I was a liberated woman long before there was a name for it.
Money is the great power today. Men sell their souls for it. Women sell their bodies for it. Others worship it. The money power has grown so great that the issue of all issues is whether the corporation shall rule this country or the country shall again rule the corporations.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Women need a reason to have sex, men just need a place.
Violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children: organized religion ought to have a great deal on its conscience.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress.
I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Laughing is the best calorie burner.
There are moments in history when a door for massive change opens, and great revolutions for good or evil spring up in the vacuum created by these openings. In these divine moments key men and women and even entire generations risk everything to become the hinge of history, the pivotal point that determines which way the door will swing.
Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women's lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women's menstrual cycles.
When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Women movements would form among the factory workers, a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models.
Whenever vanity and gaiety, a love of pomp and dress, furniture, equipage, buildings, great company, expensive diversions, and elegant entertainments get the better of the principles and judgments of men and women, there is no knowing where they will stop, nor into what evils, natural, moral, or political, they will lead us.
The rule seemed to be that a great woman must either die unwed .
.. or find a still greater man to marry her. ... The great man, on the other hand, could marry where he liked, not being restricted to great women; indeed, it was often found sweet and commendable in him to choose a woman of no sort of greatness at all.
Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.
America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.