Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.