quote by Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

— Maya Angelou

Most Powerful How To quotations

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.

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.

When everyone recognizes Jehovah's name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.

He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.

I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.

No matter how successful you become you gotta keep grindin' and be a good person and then good things will come to you.

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.

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.

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?

Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.

Even a room which must be dark needs at least a crack of light to know how dark it is.

One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient.

No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.

Do you know how much faster I can fix an airplane when I want to fix it than when I don't want to fix it?

We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day.

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Our attitude is everything.

Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an 'inconvenience.' We have opted instead for an authoritarian system disguised as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those assholes got in there.

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

When I was 17, my father was so stupid, I didn't want to be seen with him in public. When I was 24, I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in just 7 years.

Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.

Any truth, no matter how valid, if emphasized to the exclusion of other truths of equal importance, is practical error.

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us. When we begin to take the lowest places, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers with that burning love, that passion which led to the cross, then we can truly say, 'Now I have begun'.

Crazy how you gotta wait until it's dark out to see who really with you.

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?

Not by gain our life is measured, But by what we've lost 'Tis scored;

'Tis not how much wine is drunken But how much has been outpoured. For the strength of love never standeth In the sacrifice we bear; He who has the greatest suffering Ever has the most to share.

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me.

Beware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way, do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it.

I finally figured it out, I finally figured out how to find some peace and happiness. I sure would hate for the man upstairs to take me now. But at least I did figure it out.

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon?