We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
– François de La Rochefoucauld
If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.
– Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale
You know the greatest lesson of history? It’s that history is whatever the victors say it is. That’s the lesson. Whoever wins, that’s who decides the history. We act in our own self-interest. Of course we do. Name me a person or a nation who does not. The trick is figuring out where your interests are.
– Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
– G.D. Anderson