I also learned that fear and insecurity are just feelings, as ephemeral as the smoke from a starter’s gun. They’re part of what happens to me when I try something new. Then I tap into something deeper and more substantial; a belief in my ability to succeed.
In a democratic society we must live cooperatively, and serve the community in which we live, to the best of our ability. For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficut.
We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.
As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
Ability is sexless.
I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
For the American Indian, the ability of all creatures to share in the process of ongoing creation makes all things sacred.