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Words of smart women past and present

Marianne Williamson: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are poweful beyond measure...Your playing small does not serve the world.

Colette: Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

Mary Kay Ash: If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right.

Kate Halverson: If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are over dressed.

Maya Angelou: A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Tallulah Bankhead: (on seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Well-behaved women rarely make history.

Pauline Chennells: If you want life to get interesting, get interested.

Wilma Vaught: What I wanted to be when I grew up was - in charge.

Josephine Tey: Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive.

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach: Those who know nothing must believe everything.

Mrs. Humphry (Augusta Arnold) Ward: Truth has never been, can never be, contained in any one creed or system.

Lady Hasluck: The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do it is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty-four hours.

Helen Keller: The highest result of education is tolerance

Ernestine Ulmer: Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

Rebecca West: People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Bertha Damon: Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness.

Gracie Allen: When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.

Carol Pearson: It is important to use all knowledge ethically, humanely, and lovingly.

Kirstie Alley: You are not in business to be popular.

Mary Hirsch: Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.

Anna Pavlova: To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success.

Liz Smith: You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do.

Frances Wosmek: Education strays from reality when it divides its knowledge into separate compartments without due regard to the connection between them.

Agnes de Mille: I learned three important things in college - to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any given time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes. What I could not learn was to think creatively on schedule

Ingrid Bergman: I've never sought success in order to get fame and money: it's the talent and the passion that count in success

Mae West: She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong.

Madeleine L'Engle: We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.

Pink: I don't wanna be a stupid girl

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