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Be present in all things and thankful for all things.


Maya Angelou

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All things can be forgiven if we can progress.
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All things are only transitory.
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All things deteriorate in time.
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Experience is the teacher of all things.
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There is no law governing all things.
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Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
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Being present is being connected to All Things.
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All things truly wicked start from innocence.
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Time brings all things to pass.
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All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
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All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
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Energy and persistence conquer all things.
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All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.
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As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the impure all things are impure.
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Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
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All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
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God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
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While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
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The only presence I ever truly need is the presence of God!
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I feel very honored that I got a chance to work with Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey.
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Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and the ones that have been told to you.
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The kindnesses … I never forget them. And so they keep one from becoming bitter. They encourage yo...
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Soft you day, be velvet soft,
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It made me realize that I do need to be thankful for all the things I do have. It touched me. ... It...
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Not," Swift said firmly, "for all the tea in China."
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All for all, always.
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Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the br...
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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain...
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So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So...
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Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!
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Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.
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The friend of the present order of things condemns all political speculations in the gross.
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God is the most ancient of all things, for he had no birth.
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Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
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Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.
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But time growing old teaches all things.
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Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.
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All things come down to your personal relationships.
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Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
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Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
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Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
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The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all th...
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The beautiful souls are they that are universal, open, and ready for all things.
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Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
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Holy humility confounds pride and all the men of this world and all things that are in the world.
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Only in a novel are all things given full play.
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Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
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All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
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There is nothing unpremeditated, nothing neglected by God. His unsleeping eye beholds all things.
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All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
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Labor was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things.
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All things are lessons that God would have us learn.
IYANLA VANZANT
The gods did not reveal, from the beginning, all things to us.
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Human nature is above all things lazy.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
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Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
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The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to rema...
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Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
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All things must; man is the only creature that wills.
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All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
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For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
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There's something quite fascinating with crooks and criminals and all things against the law.
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Procrastination can wait for Tomorrrow.
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If you don't know what to be thankful for, be thankful for all the troubles you haven't had yet.
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It's not morbid to miss people.
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With all things and in all things,we are relatives.
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It is the fact that we are all different is that which makes us all the same.
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Listen carefully to what country people call mother wit. In those homely sayings are couched the col...
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Black women have not historically stood in the pulpit, but that doesn't undermine the fact that they...
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I suggest that the great art belongs to all people, all the time--that indeed it is made for the peo...
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The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health has a national conference every other year. This...
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Those of us who have gathered here, ... we owe something from this minute on, so this gathering is n...
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Mrs. Parks is for me probably what the Statute of Liberty was for immigrants. She stood for the futu...
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Had I not had my grandmother, who dared to be my rainbow in the clouds, I would have been just anoth...
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I'm not going anywhere. I came here to say something, and I'm not leaving until I'm finished.
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Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence--neither speed up nor slow down, a...
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Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; beaten before you; humiliated before you; raped bef...
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I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be ...
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See, you don’t have to think about doing the right thing if you are for the right thing then you...
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The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.
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There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
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You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
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Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
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You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead ...
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Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.
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I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wante...
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I do like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. But I like - if somebody is going to ...
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When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
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All God's children need traveling shoes.
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Look at my life. I'm floating like mercury around the earth. My footprints shine with stardust. All ...
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Here on the pulse of this new day,/ You may have the grace to look up and out/ And into your sister'...
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I’ve learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
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this is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.
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While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone ...
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Like a pianist runs her fingers over the keys, I'll search my mind for what to say. Now, the poe...
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The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
of things unknown, but longed for still,
and h...
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I know that I've been guided by God. I am obedient.
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Segregation shaped me; education liberated me.
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I wasn't a pretty girl. I was six feet tall at 15, you know.
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You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - i...
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The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of nature at the same t...
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