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“What empowerment is all about [is] finding something which infuses you with a sense of mission, with a passion for your life's work. I don't believe there is one path for women or one nature to fulfill. Real fulfillment, real empowerment is often different than we imagine and better than we plan.”
“[On Ronald Reagan:] The President doesn't want yes-men around. When he says no, we all say no.”
“[On power:] Some people really have almost a disdain for that word. They feel it is alien to conscience. Power for power's sake, no. But the positive use of power for positive purposes is very important. You have to understand that. You've got to have a seat at the policy table if you want to make a difference.”
Elizabeth Dole, U.S. politician
Full name: Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford “Liddy” Dole.