Notable Quotables

Victims' Voices: Silent No More

The right to speak must be earned by having something to say. Winston Churchill

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Muriel Strode

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Chinese proverb

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. Margaret Fuller

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Mother Teresa

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain.

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

We cannot have expression until there is something to be expressed. Margaret Fuller

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.' Erma Bombeck

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

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. Marie Curie

And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong

Just go out there and do what you've got to do. Martina Navratilova

There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them. Phyliss Bottom

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life -- specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown; and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far. Erica Jong

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy. Felicia Hemans

My ability to survive personal crises is really a mark of the character of my people. Individually and collectively, we react with a tenacity that allows us again and again to bounce back from adversity. Chief Wilma Mankiller

If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. Anonymous

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I do not despair about our addiction to violence. In order to live longer, we have given up red meat, sugar, salt, tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol. Surely, we can give up violence as well.

SuEllen Fried

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

The only people with whom you should try to get even, are those who have helped you.

May Maloo

Service is the rent you pay for being. Marian Wright Edelman

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. Beverly Sills

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. Chinese proverb

Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up. Anonymous

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