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  • “Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

    Oprah Winfrey

    1954 –

  • “Institutions should serve people, but unfortunately it’s often the other way around. People give their allegiance to an institution, and they become prisoners of habits, practices, and rules that make them ultimately ineffectual.”

    Mathilde Krim

    1926 –

  • “The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind – that, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done. I have felt bound by a solemn obligation to do what I could – if I didn’t at least try I could never be happy again in nature. But now I can believe that I have at least helped a little.”

    Rachel Carson

    1907 – 1964

  • “If I stumbled badly in doing the job, I think it would have made life more difficult for women, and that was a great concern of mine and still is.”

    Sandra Day O’Connor

    1930 –

  • “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”

    Julia Child

    1920 – 2004

  • “Sitting up there on the fuselage. That little girl will do more than a male will do.”

    Rosie The Riveter

  • “He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”

    Michelle Obama

    1964 –

  • “I had this dream when I was really young that I could be whoever I wanted to be no matter who didn’t believe in me.”

    Lady Gaga

    1986 –

  • “ I strive never to forget the real-world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses, and government.”

    Sonia Sotomayor

    1954 –

  • “Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.”

    Bella Abzug

    1920 – 1998

  • “Civilization is a method of living and an attitude of equal respect for all people.”

    Jane Addams

    1860 – 1935

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