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
Most Powerful You 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.
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
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.
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.
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.
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
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.
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.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
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.
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.
I learned that everybody is not your friend.
You have to watch who you associate with and surround yourself with positive things and people who want to do something positive.
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.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
If I remained silent and you remained silent, then who will teach the ignorant?
People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
Take the stones people throw at you, and use them to build a monument
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
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.
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
A lot of people like to fool you and say that you're not smart if you never went to college, but common sense rules over everything. That's what I learned from selling crack.
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.
Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
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.
To control a people you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold you.
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
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
We create a standard for how we want to do things and everybody's got to buy into that standard or you really can't have any team chemistry. Mediocre people don't like high-achievers and high-achievers don't like mediocre people.
Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak–and speak in such a way that people will remember it.
How many people you bless is how you measure success
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
Pay attention to the people God puts in your path if you want to discern what God is up to in your life.
Your life is nothing more than a love story.
Between you and God. Nothing more. Every person, every experience, every gift, every loss, every pain is sent to your path for one reason and one reason only: to bring you back to Him.
Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.