What are the Favorite Books and Quotes of This Year’s 20 Outstanding Women?

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woy-outstanding-logoWALTHAM, MA–Have you wondered what are the favorite books and quotes of this year’s 20 Outstanding Women? Well, they vary a great degree. You may be familiar with some of them and some of them may be totally new for you. Here are a few samples. Read on…


Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Long Walk to Freedom , Nelson Mandela

John Adams by David McCullough

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The End of Karma by Somini Sengupta

Give and Take by Adam Grant

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Wings of Fire by Abdul Kalam

Diary of Anne Frank  by Anne Frank

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

Age is just a number by Dara Torres

Positive Leadership by Kim Cameron

10% Happier by Dan Harris

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan

The Keys of the Kingdom by AJ Cronin

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

How to Have Courage, Calmness and Confidence by Paramhansa Yogananda

The Conquest of Happiness’ by Bertrand Russell

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

Designing Care by Dr. Richard Bohmer

The Choice by Eliyahu Goldratt

Einsten:  His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Illussions by Richard Bach

Living With Faith and Religion – The Way of Life,” by Father C G Valles Sadachar.


“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”   Dr. Seuss

“Unselfishness is the governing principle in the law of prosperity”- Swami Yogananda

“Freedom begins with owning your flaws and disowning your fears”-  Umair Hague.

“My life is my message” –  Mahatma Gandhi.

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Einstein.

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato.

“I always entertain great hopes” – Robert Frost.

“Kind words never Die” (Unknown)

“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” — Mother Theresa.

“Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln.

“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” – Marian Wright Edelman.

“Be the Change you wish to see in the World.” –Mahatma Gandhi.

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho.

“Relationship is needed only because you can’t be alone, because you are not yet capable of meditation. Hence, meditation is a MUST before you can really love. One should be capable of being alone, utterly alone, and yet tremendously blissful. Then you can love. Then your love is no more a need but a sharing, no more a necessity. You will not become dependent on the people you love. You will share — and sharing is beautiful.” – Osho.

“There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“Life is only traveled once. Today’s Moment becomes Tomorrow’s Memory. Enjoy Every Moment Good or Bad, because the gift of Life is LIFE itself.”

“Uttishtha, Jagruta, Varannabodhata.” (Arise, Awake, Stop Not ‘til Goal is Reached).

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ” -Mahatma Gandhi

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  – Winston Churchill.

“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.” – Bertrand Russell

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.” (Unknown)

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde.

“Those who dream the most, do the most.” (Unknown)

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Never give up your dreams! Patience, Persistence and Perseverance will make your dream come true.” (Unknown)

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ― Mother Teresa



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