There is a difference between being convinced and being stubborn.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning’s greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
More quotes about Wisdom
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.
A man’s ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful-while his knowledge, so called, is oftentimes worse than useless, besides being ugly.
It is at our mother’s knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals, but there is seldom any money in them.
These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.