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Wise Maya Angelou Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Everything has rhythm. everything dances.
- 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

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.
- Helen Keller

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Smile, and the world smiles with you.
- Anonymous

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are powerless to redesign the world,
but we have infinite power to create our appreciation of it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

The world is perfect the way it is.
- Werner Erhard

The world will persist in exhibiting before you
what you persist in affirming the world is.
- Emma Curtis Hopkins

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

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

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw


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