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To be a housewife is ... a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes ungrateful job if it's looked on as only a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently, or the world will be lost indeed.

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

To say something nice about themselves, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do.

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves.

Until we see what we are, we cannot take steps to become what we should be.

We are the same people as we were at three, six, ten or twenty years old. More noticeably so, perhaps, at six or seven, because we were not pretending so much then.

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.

We bear the world and we make it. ... There was never a great man who had not a great mother-it is hardly an exaggeration.

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

We do not make beams from the hollow, decaying trunk of the fallen oak. We use the upsoaring tree in the full vigor of its sap.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

We must use what we have to invent what we desire.

We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth.

What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.

Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.

Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.

Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I've always been a late bloomer.

Whether there are innately female leadership styles ... is not really the right question. It is more important to ask why there has been so little attention paid to women leaders over the years as well as why the styles of leading more often exhibited by women are particularly useful at this critical moment in history.

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.

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