"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle."
– James Russell Lowell
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
– Harvey Fierstein
"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."
– Lily Tomlin
"We must live as we think, otherwise we shall end up by thinking as we have lived."
– Paul Bourget
"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
– Muhammad Ali