An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I resolved to take Fate by the throat and shake the living out of her.


Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888, American author)


I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.


Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910, British-born American doctor)


Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.


Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849, Irish writer and socialite)


He alone is great who by a life heroic conquers fate.


Sarah Knowles Bolton


A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.


Rita Mae Brown (1944-, American writer)


When it comes time to do your own life, you either perpetuate your childhood or you stand on it and finally kick it out from under.


Rosellen Brown


You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you!


Isadora Duncan (1878-1927, American dancer)


As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.


Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach


I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on.


Louise Erdrich


You are in the driver's seat of your life and can point your life down any road you want to travel.You can go as fast or as slow as you want to go ... and you can change the road you're on at any time.


Jinger Heath


Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.


Doris Lessing (1919-, British novelist)


She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.


Anais Nin (1914-1977, French-born American novelist, dancer)


There is no scientific answer for success.You can't define it.You've simply got to live it and do it.


Anita Roddick (British entrepreneur, founder of the Body Shop)


I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.


Mary Pickford (1893-1979, Canadian-born American actress)


I had never been as resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes, perhaps because although I couldn't sew, I could think.


Jane Rule


The basic freedom of the world is woman's freedom.


Margaret Sanger (1883-1966, American social reformer and founder of the birth control movement)


You need to claim the events in your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.


Florida Scott-Maxwell


I am a moonbeam, free to go whenever I choose.


Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941, Russian poet)


Achievement is not the most important thing -- authenticity is.


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