In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than

In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves.
— Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

It?s probably not just by chance that I?m

It?s probably not just by chance that I?m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he?s terribly strong. And if he?s stronger than I, I?m the one who can?t live with him. ? I?m neither smart nor stupid, but I don?t think I?m a run-of-the-mill person. I?ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I?ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I?ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I?ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.
— Coco Chanel

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