You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
More quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.
More quotes about Wisdom
Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.