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Below are some of Jo's favorite quotations. Selected quotations are used throughout each chapter in It Takes A Woman to Empower Women.


Acts of Kindness 

  • Great acts are made up of small deeds. ~ Lao Tzu 

  • There is no greater gift than thinking you have some impact on the world for the better. ~ Gloria Steinem

  • Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love. ~ Mother Teresa

Dreams & Dreaming

  • If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney

  • Trust yourself to create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. ~Golda Meir 

  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~ Helen Keller

  • If our dreams weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even dream them. ~ Gloria Steinem 

  • If you dream little, you get little. But, if you dream big, you get big. ~ Jo 

  • You are here to become whatever you want to become. ~ Glennon Doyle 

Self Empowerment

  • Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there is nothing without it. ~ Gloria  Steinem

  • We’re imperfect, but still worthy of love and loving. ~ Jo

  • Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we will ever do. ~ Brené Brown  

  • Being fully human is not about feeling happy; it’s about feeling everything. ~ Glennon Doyle

  • There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein

The Power of Women

  • ​My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and to do what she needs to do. ~ Ani DiFranco

  • Behind every great woman... is another great woman. ~ Kate Hodges

  • There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. ~ Michelle Obama

  • What the world needs are masses of women who are entirely out of control.  ~ Glennon Doyle

  • In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. ~ Sheryl Sandberg

Condemning Abuse

  • Power over others is weakness designed as strength. ~ Eckhart Tolle

  • Women themselves have the right to live in dignity and freedom from want and freedom from fear. ~ Kofi Annan  

  • Don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter. ~ Michelle Obama

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