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Self-pity in its early stages
by 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

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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 PHOTO

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

Everything has rhythm. everything dances.
- Maya Angelou

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


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

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

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- 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

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

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

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

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

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

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

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer


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