Everything I had worked for, all my years of study, had been to purchase for myself this one privilege: to see and experience more truths than those given to me by my father, and to use those truths to construct my own mind. I had come to believe that the ability to evaluate many ideas, many histories, many points of view, was at the heart of what it means to self-create. –Tara Westover
Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. –Malala Yousafzai
I’ve always felt a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic. –Abigail Adams
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. –Maria Montessori
“A word after a word after a word is power.”
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
The trick is not how much pain you feel, but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.
Everyone in me is a bird
I am beating all my wings
Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing.
I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky.