“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~Anna Freud British psychoanalyst of Austrian-Jewish descent, Anna Freud was born on this day in 1895.
“Don’t let your habits become handcuffs.” ~Elizabeth Berg American novelist Elizabeth Berg was born on this day in 1948.
“Life is my university, and I hope to graduate from it with some distinction.” ~Louisa May Alcott American novelist, short story writer, and poet, Louisa May Alcott was born on this day in 1832.
“Hold fast to whatever fragments of love that exist, for sometimes a mosaic is more beautiful than an unbroken pattern.” ~Dawn Powell American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and short story writer, Dawn Powell was born on this day in 1896.
“Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.” ~Charles M. Schulz American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz was born on this day in 1922.
“No matter what happens to you, you can maintain your own control about what you believe and who you are.” ~Alexis Wright Waanyi (Aboriginal Australian) writer Alexis Wright was born on this day in 1950.
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” ~Abigail Adams The first second lady of the United States and second first lady of the United States, Abigail Adams was born on this day in 1744.
“Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.” ~Marilyn French American feminist author, lecturer, and professor, Marilyn French was born on this day in 1929.
“Words can destroy. What we call each other ultimately becomes what we think of each other, and it matters.” ~Jeane Kirkpatrick American diplomat and political scientist, Jeane Kirkpatrick was born on this day in 1926.
“There isn’t a single human being who hasn’t plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.” ~Dorothy Dix American journalist and columnist, Dorothy Dix was born on this day in 1861.