We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
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.
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
More quotes about Wisdom
A lawyers dream of heaven; every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.
Mementos of this world, in which the things worth being were so easily exchanged for the things worth having.
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos; trees, clouds, everything.
For so many people, TV and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them. It becomes important for the world to see different images of each other, so that we can develop empathy and understanding.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.