"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman. [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/ ]
Harriet Tubman was poor, uneducated, abused, uncared for and born into slavery. Instead of allowing her misfortunes to define her, she set out to save one person at a time. And in the process, she changed the world.