“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” – Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister of New Zealand)
“Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.” – Indra Nooyi (Former CEO, PepsiCo)
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena J. Williams American professional tennis player
You may have to fight the battle more than once to win it Margaret Thatcher on surviving cancer.
“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran
“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” – Hillary Clinton American politician and diplomat
“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right, when it is unpopular, is a true test of moral character.” – Margaret Chase Smith American politician who served as a U.S Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maine. She was the first woman to serve in both houses of the United States Congress, and the first woman to represent Maine in either.