Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence – neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish – it is an imponderably valuable gift.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.
More quotes about Wisdom
Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.
You don’t learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.
Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists – talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having.
I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
When the water of a place is bad it is safest to drink none that has not been filtered through either the berry of a grape, or else a tub of malt. These are the most reliable filters yet invented.
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.