You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.— Maya Angelou
Controversy Express Yourself quotations
Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
Being willing is not enough. We must do.
Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart
If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence. … That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.
In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.
I don't believe that jazz will ever really die. It's a nice way to express yourself.
I want to reach people and express myself.
You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you. But it’s worth being a public fool if that’s all you can be in order to communicate yourself.
Your best work is your expression of yourself.
If you are not personally free to be yourself in that most important of all human activities... the expression of love... then life itself loses its meaning.
Never dull your shine for somebody else.
I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves.
Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.
Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words.
Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same.
Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.
The secret of attraction is to love yourself.
Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.
Express yourself through your art - whether it’s your drawings in a sketchpad, tattoos on your skin, the shade of your lipstick, or the clothes that you wear.
Decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.
It's not what you know about the computer that's important, but your ability to do things with it. By studying French in an academic setting, you get to know a lot about it, but typically, you can't express yourself well or have an interesting conversation with it.
If you have something to say, then say it. Express yourself and break the rules.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
The thing about hip-hop is they always want to classify you as one particular artist, but hip-hop is about going outside the box and expressing yourself however you want to.
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
That is the key of this collection, being yourself.
Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
The risk of working with people you don't respect;
the risk of working for a company whose values are incosistent with your own; the risk of compromising what's important; the risk of doing something that fails to express-or even contradicts--who you are. And then there is the most dangerous risk of all--the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself.
..the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. ...And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.