quote by T. D. Jakes

When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.

— T. D. Jakes

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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Not everyone will be happy when you begin to better yourself.

Those who are for you will not just celebrate in your triumphs, but they will also pray with you through your tribulations.

Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.

There are more fake guides, teachers in the world than stars.

The real guide is the one who makes you see your inner beauty, not the one who wants to be admired and followed.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

If you want to know who controls you, look at who you are not allowed to criticize.

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

You can't be who you are going to be and who you used to be at the same time.

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.

The people who test your patience are a blessing.. Without them, you can't practice patience.

Surround yourself with people who make you happy.

People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.

If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

You need to associate with people who inspire you, people that challenge you to raise higher, people that make you better. Don't waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.

My wish for you is that you continue.

Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.

You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your 'friends

Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.

Sometimes it's what you don't do that makes you who you are.

I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge;

I pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France.

Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.

There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't.

What you've got to do is turn around and say "Watch me."

If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you're okay. Who watches out or you and wants the best for you. Who loves and respects you. Don't let them go. People like that are hard to find.

No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful.

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.

Fashion you can buy, but style you possess.

The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.

You can tell the people that if they succeed in killing me, that I forgive and bless those who do it. Hopefully, they will realize they are wasting their time. A bishop will die, but the church of God, which is the people, will never perish.

When your world falls apart and you're left with just yourself, you're forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be

The most common form of despair is not being who you are.

If you don't have self-respect, if you don't have dignity, if you don't have some true knowledge of self and who you are, and where you're coming from, then you're absolutely lost.

If you have friends or family who are not practicing, give them your company and not your judgment. They need your patience and your love. Allah is sufficient for judgment and He subhanahu wa ta'ala is a perfect Judge. We are not.

I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.

No matter who you are it's the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything.

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