"Where most men work for degrees after their names, we work for one before our names: 'St.' It's a much more difficult degree to attain. It takes a lifetime, and you don't get your diploma until you're dead."
— Mary Angelica
American Franciscan nun, died March 27, 2016

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
— Maya Angelou
African-American poet, born April 4, 1928

"Nothing will work unless you do."
— Maya Angelou
African-American poet, born April 4, 1928

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
— Maya Angelou
African-American poet, died May 28, 2014

"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."
— Susan B. Anthony
American activist, born February 15, 1820

"I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman."
— Susan B. Anthony
American activist, died March 13, 1906

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
— Guillaume Apollinaire
Italian-French author, poet, born August 26, 1880

"Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding."
— Diane Arbus
American photographer, born March 14. 1923

"The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination and I think it’s true. I would never choose a subject for what it means to me or what I think about it. You’ve just got to choose a subject – and what you feel about it, what it means, begins to unfold if you just plain choose a subject and do it enough."
— Diane Arbus
American photographer, born March 14, 1923

"If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic."
— Diane Arbus
American photographer, died July 26, 1971

"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying."
— Joan of Arc
French saint, born January 6, 1412

"Act, and God will act."
— Joan of Arc
French saint, died May 30, 1431

"Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast."
— Joan of Arc
French saint, beatified in Rome, April 18, 1909

"I am not afraid... I was born to do this."
— Joan of Arc
pulls arrow from her shoulder and returns to lead final charge, May 7, 1429

"I know that I pray a lot, and I take time for myself."
— India Arie
American singer, born October 3, 1975

"The subconscious doesn't distinguish sarcasm and jokes. It just accepts what it hears. That's the power of words."
— India Arie
American singer, born October 3, 1975

"Wherever the poor are heard and respected, the face of God is illuminated."
— Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Haiti's first democratically elected president, born July 15, 1953

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
— Aristotle
Greek philosopher and polymath, born 384 BC

"Hope is a waking dream."
— Aristotle
Greek philosopher, died 322 BC

"No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world."
— Aristotle
Greek philosopher, died 322 BC