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Maya Angelou Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Maya Angelou Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Love Live-By Compassion Kindness Gentleness Feelings

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

Everything has rhythm. everything dances.
- 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

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- 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

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 PHOTO

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

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 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

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

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

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

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

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

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

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

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

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

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

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

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

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

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

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

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

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

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

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

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

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)

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

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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


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