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Maya Angelou Quotes and Sayings
Quotes 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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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

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

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

Everything has rhythm. everything dances.
- 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

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

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

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

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

Inspire people to do things for themselves.
Inspire people to think for themselves.
- Bono

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

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

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

We are injured and hurt emotionally,
not so much by other people
or what they say and don't say,
but by our own attitude and our own response.
- Maxwell Maltz

Nothing other people do is because of you.
It is because of themselves
- don Miguel Ruiz

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability.
One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
- Stephen Hawking

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

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.

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu


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