quote by T. D. Jakes

Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.

— T. D. Jakes

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Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm.

. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "This too shall pass!"

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.

If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you're destined for failure.

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.


We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.

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.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

If you want to change the world, start with yourself.

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.


Believe in yourself and all that you are.

Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Judge not, before you judge yourself.

Judge not, if you're not ready for judgment. The Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

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.


I'm satisfied and proud of the things I did - even the bumps and the bruises that I've had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And that's what we're doing.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

The secret is to believe in your dreams;

in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.

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.


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Never explain yourself to anyone, because the one who likes you would not need it, and the one dislikes you wouldn't believe it.

I wish I could show you...the astonishing light of your own being.

You yourself are your own obstacle, rise above yourself.

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.


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.

Don't see others doing better than you, beat your own records everyday, because success is a fight between you and yourself.

As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone.

Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others.

There is something that happens when you get emancipated.

You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given.

Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.


The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.

Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

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.

You might not have a car or a big gold chain, stay true to yourself and things will change

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is.

Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.

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