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Quotes from Gloria Steinem and her friends

From Gloria Steinem’s book, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem

  • “Tell me and I’ll forget.
  • Show me, and I may not remember.
  • Involve me and I’ll understand.”

— Native American saying

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”

— Jean Paul Satre

“We wear our attitudes in our bodies. I grew up looking like a question mark – am I ok? do you approve?

— Patti Davis

We grow neither better nor worse as we get older, but more like ourselves.”

— Mary Lamberton Becker

“When we look for the missing parts of ourselves in other people we blot out their uniqueness.”

“How can one love the ocean AND the desert? It is simple. the desert was once the ocean’s fl0or.

— Laquna Pueblo


Write down in whatever order or way they come to you, the things you wish you had received in your childhood and did not. You have just written what you should do for yourself.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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