Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.— Banana Yoshimoto
Most Powerful Other People quotations
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
You don't have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles You carry within you the power to make the world better.
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.
There is a longing among all people and creatures to have a sense of purpose and worth. To satisfy that common longing in all of us we must respect each other.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
We are reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.
The worst of our faults is our interest in other people's faults.
When people help one another in sin and transgression, they finish by hating each other.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.
What’s the worst thing I've stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
If you form the habit of taking what someone else says about a thing without checking it out for yourself, you'll find that other people will have you hating your friends and loving your enemies.
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.
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.
Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
Love is such a powerful force. It's there for everyone to embrace-that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.
Encourage everyone you meet with a smile or compliment.
Make them feel better when you leave their presence and they will always be glad to see you coming.
Discover yourself, otherwise you have to depend on other people's opinions who don't know themselves.
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
God gave you your own race to run, stop comparing yourself to other people.
They have their race and you have yours. Run hard and don't quit.
White people’s number one freedom, in the United States of America, is the freedom to be totally ignorant of those who are other than white. We don’t have to learn about those who are other than white. And our number two freedom is the freedom to deny that we’re ignorant.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people
We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God.
I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
People who are role models for the principles and values of the organization, who buy in and understand the vision of what the organization is trying to accomplish, and have the personality to inspire other people to the vision. You know, that’s what team chemistry and leadership is all about.
I struggle between what I know is right in my own mind, and some warped truthfulness as seen through other people's eyes who have no heart, and can't see the difference anyway.
Jesus will always move away from religious drama and toward the needs of people who are hurting. Jesus will always go out of his way to find and minister to people who others will go out of their way to avoid. I love him for that.
Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.
I'm an observer of life. I like to watch people, and I like to watch cactus. I like to talk to mountains and communicate with my friends in the other spheres and dimensions.
I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
I don't consider myself a racist, I don't hate other peoples, but I certainly want to preserve my own. And I think that's true of all people.