Posted 1 week ago
September 13 2014
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All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I’m doing and to be committed to whatever I’m doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.

 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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Posted 1 month ago
August 10 2014
4 notes

Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.

 - Coco Chanel
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Posted 2 months ago
July 07 2014
3 notes

A familiar name on its own, however, does not carry its bearer far unless the talent is there, and the will to work.

 - Daphne du Maurier
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Posted 3 months ago
May 25 2014
16 notes

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.

 - Madam CJ Walker
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Posted 6 months ago
March 14 2014
17 notes

I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I have built my own factory on my own ground.

 - Madame CJ Walker
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Posted 8 months ago
December 29 2013
7 notes

I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted.

 - Mary Tyler Moore
Posted 9 months ago
December 06 2013
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When you are beginning, you will find you give better performances in the evening if you stay quiet during the day—no lunches, and certainly no cocktail parties. Remember you are overpaid, so take your money at the end of the week with as clear a conscience as you can.

 - Lynn Fontanne
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Posted 11 months ago
October 05 2013
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Work is a substitute “religious” experience for many workaholics.

 - Mary Daly
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Posted 1 year ago
September 20 2013
9 notes

Nursing was regarded as simply an extension of the unpaid services performed by the housewife — a characteristic attitude that haunts the profession to this day.

 - Gerda Lerner
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Posted 1 year ago
September 14 2013
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Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory (no intelligent person will say she goes willingly).

 - Margaret Sanger
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