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
Sentimental Buts quotations
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.
To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
A man from Iowa or Illinois will say 'I'm from the Middle West'.
.a Georgian or a Mississipian may admit to being merely a Southerner...but no Texan, given the opportunity, ever said otherwise than 'I'm from Texas'.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
I think sunrises are rarer for me, but sunset is my favourite time of day.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
I've had good times and I've had bad times and I reminisce, maybe when I lay down, but throughout my day I keep myself engulfed in whatever moment I'm in because it could steer me into a depressed state.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone;
but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
If a man does not have the sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can be lost in the sauce.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present.
Loneliness is emptiness, but happiness is you.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
I suffer from depression. Severe cases of it. Not one case of depression, not a severe case, but severe cases of depression. Music is my only outlet, it's therapeutic to me. It's a release. It's how I vent emotionally.
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
Love is man's natural endowment, but he doesn't know how to use it.
He refuses to recognize the power of love because of his love of power.
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation;
not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
It's the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at but what you see.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.