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Thoughts by Maya Angelou

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People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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Everything has rhythm. everything dances.
- Maya Angelou

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

 

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

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If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy.
- Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
- Maya Angelou

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The manifest universe is the body of God ...
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

Life is ever giving of Itself.
We must receive, utilize and extend the gift.
Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes
belonging to all people.
- Ernest Holmes

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

God is equally available to all people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Most people are more skilled at begging God than at thanking God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

I just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver


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