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Go boldly and honestly through the world. Learn to love the fact that there is nobody else quite like you.

Daniel Radcliffe

Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time. Take your time. You are taught to hide, censor, move about without messing up decorum for a man’s comfort. Whether it’s said or not, you’re taught balance. Forget that. Displease. Disappoint. Destroy. Be loud, be righteous, be messy. Do not see yourself like glass. Like you could get dirty and clean. You are flesh. You are not constant. You change. Society teaches women to maintain balance and that robs us of our volatility. Our mercurial hearts. Calm and chaos. Love only when needed; preserve otherwise.

Mehreen Kasana, from “A Woman of War”

People are like cities: We all have alleys and gardens and secret rooftops and places where daisies sprout between the sidewalk cracks, but most of the time all we let each other see is is a postcard glimpse of a skyline or a polished square. Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.

Hilary J. Smith, Wild Awake

Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.

Veronica Roth

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou

The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.

Thema Davis

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

E. O. Wilson

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.

Thich Nhat Hanh

It will be our love, not our opinions which will be our greatest contribution to the world.

Bob Goff

If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you… I came to live out loud.

Émile Zola