*You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.
*Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?
*You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
*I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.
*The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.
*Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.
*You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You’re important in your own right.
*Let’s be very clear: Strong men – men who are truly role models – don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.
*One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
*Choose people who lift you up.
*Our greatness has always come from people who expect nothing and take nothing for granted – folks who work hard for what they have, then reach back and help others after them.
*I want kids to know: Don’t wait for somebody to come along and tell you you’re special. Because that may never happen.
*I always tell young girls, surround yourself with goodness. I learned early on how to get the haters out of my life.
*I am so tired of fear. And I don’t want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear.
*Find people who will make you better.
*The difference between us and them, between you and success, is not that you never fail, but it’s how you recover from those failures – is that you keep getting up time and time again. You figure out what you did wrong, and then you make it right. I say that to my kids every day.
*Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
*Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.