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Empowerment Quotes

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When people become economically empowered, they gain political and social power. They are involved in community development, health and education. For women the effect is greater. As women gain employment, they become able to leave abusive situations, to seek legal assistance to acquire education and become independent. Their work allows them to be economically significant in the family and gives them leverage to be considered equal”.

~ Bob Chase – executive director SERRV International ~


"If a woman can only succeed by emulating men, I think it is a great loss and not a success. The aim is not only for a woman to succeed, but to keep her womanhood and let her womanhood influence society." - Suzanne Brogger ~


“One of the greatest blocks to development/movement is fear. This fear can only be removed when people feel their voices are being heard by government and when they have a say in their own lives and communities” ~ Anonymous ~


“As an empowerment right, education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty, and obtain the means to participate fully in their communities” ~ Anonymous ~


“All human beings have a right and duty to be happy. Anything that changes or thwarts this spiritual human right goes against the very purpose of human being. Spirituality mandates these forces of oppression and dissempowerment”. ~ Anonymous ~


"To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons."  ~ Marilyn French ~


"Somehow I can't believe that there are heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, curiosity, courage, confidence and constancy, and the greatest of them all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably." ~ Walt Disney ~


"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances that they want, and if they can't find them, make them." ~ George Bernard Shaw ~


“Let your advanced worrying become advance thinking and planning". ~ Winston Churchill ~


"Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes- obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes." ~ Victor Hugo ~


"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom". ~ General George Patton ~


"Life is too short to stuff mushrooms." ~ Rochelle Moore ~


"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~


"Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant of metals." ~ Voltaire ~


"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~ Laz Tzu ~


"Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness or despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions." ~ Kahill Gibran ~


"Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day." ~ Will Durant ~