— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Another quote often attributed to her without an original source in her writings, as in The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (1996), p. 199. But once again archivists have not been able to find the quote in any of her writings, see the comment from Ralph Keyes in The Quote Verifier above. A very similar remark was attributed to Nancy Reagan, in The Observer (29 March 1981): "A woman is like a teabag — only in hot water do you realize how strong she is." Variants: A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. A woman is like a tea bag; you can't tell how strong she is and how much to trust her until you put her in hot water.
„Hope nothing from foreign governments. They will never be really willing to aid you until you have shown that you are strong enough to conquer without them.“
— Giuseppe Mazzini Italian patriot, politician and philosopher 1805 - 1872
Life and Writings, Young Italy; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 333
— Nancy Pelosi American politician, first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, born 1940 1940
Interview with ABC News, as quoted by Hilary Clinton.
— Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
„The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
— Hayley Williams American singer-songwriter and musician 1988
said to a fanbase account on Twitter via Direct Message
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
Context: It's all up to you, girls. You have to be strong. These are the days of post-women's liberation. You have grown up by now and you have to take care of yourself. No one's going to help you. Blood and Guts in High School. Editor Penguin UK, 2017. ISBN 0241302528.
— Tite Kubo, Bleach, Volume 01