The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.
The idea of being able to serve as an example, based upon how to process, how to think, how to realize our own dreams, we can pass that down to our children.
The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
If you have a trust in and an expectation of your own solitude, everything that you need to know will be revealed to you.
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.
The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one’s own mind.
Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.
Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.
Today is your own. Tomorrow perchance may never come.
For we are born in other’s pain, and perish in our own.