Witty Words from Wise Women
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life" is a bit portentous; I prefer to wake up to five-card-draw poker. Each morning, a new hand; some days, junk; some days, a full house; and every day, the challenge of playing that hand to win.
-Wendy Reid Crisp
Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick with it long enough.
I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get the coffee - they assumed I was a secretary.
In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
They say getting thin is the best revenge. Success is much better.
The cock may crow, but it's the hen that lays the eggs.
Life is easier to take than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a three-dollar panty hose that won't run.
Behind every successful woman . . . is a basket of dirty laundry.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you.
-Rita Mae Brown
Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
I'm not offended by all the dumb BLONDE jokes because I know I'm not dumb.... and I also know that I'm not blonde.
Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
A chicken doesn't stop scratching just because worms are scarce.
Set your goals high and don't let anybody tell you no.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
A friend is someone you can be alone with and have nothing to do and not be able to think of anything to say and be comfortable in the silence.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door-or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.
I think that women making no apology for being women is very refreshing.
A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't.
Women are having to do way too much. They are multitasking, working long hours, and they are still responsible for most of what happens with the family; they are caregivers, best friends, listeners; they are amazing, amazing people.
You need not feel guilty about not being able to keep your life perfectly balanced. Juggling everything is too difficult. All you really need to do is catch it before it hits the floor!
Develop confidence in yourself and act as if you have it until you do.
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
-Diana Scharf Hunt
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
-Ruth E. Renkel
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