You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
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.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
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.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. People know themselves much better than you do. That’s why it’s important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are
If you are going down a road and don’t like what’s in front of you, and look behind you and don’t like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!
Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.
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.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully.
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.
Just do right. Right may not be expedient, it may not be profitable, but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguards can’t give you. So try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity.
Take up the battle. Take it up.
It’s yours. This is your life.
This is your world.
Continue. Be loving and be strong. Be fierce and be kind. And don’t give in and don’t give up.’
We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.
A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself
Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.