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Maya Angelou

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When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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Be humble as you learn, confident as you teach, and modest when you have mastered both.
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Don't kneel please. Sometimes people put people on pedestals so they can see them more clearly and k...
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Maya Angelou had the ability to glean inspiration out of pain.
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When you don’t learn the best, you will teach the worst.
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While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
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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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It is a no-fail, incontrovertible reality: If you get, give. If you learn, teach. You can't do a...
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Frequently, I have been asked how I got to be this way. How did I, born black in a white country, po...
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Soft you day, be velvet soft,
My true love approaches,
Look you bright, you dusty sun, <...
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When you have a kid in your house, it's time to learn rather than teach!!!
HARRISH SAIRAMAN
I feel very honored that I got a chance to work with Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey.
STANLEY CLARKE
when you give love don't expect it back , when you give hugs don't expect to get one when you need o...
MARK IBRAHIM
when you give love don't expect it back , when you give hugs don't expect to get one when you need o...
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Life take you to worst situation just to teach you, it depends on you weather you LEARN or GIVE UP.
CHARANJEET SINGH
Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural he...
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Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural he...
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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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Learn if you want to teach; teach if you want to learn.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
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As you teach, you learn.
JEWISH PROVERB
Teach as you learn
JAMIE FORRESTER
You did the best you could, the best you knew how at the time." It was something like that. From Opr...
OPRAH WINFREY
I believe that no one can teach you how to act, but schools do give you an environment to make mista...
ENRICO COLANTONI
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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its desti...
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[Fifty-nine year old Richard Smith, of Sylvania Township, doesn't need a state poet laureate - or so...
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When people tell you who they are, Maya Angelou famously advised, believe them. Just as importantly,...
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Sometimes you learn, grow and give far more when your back's against the wall.
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Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
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You will learn more when you teach someone else. The secret to obtaining more knowledge is teaching ...
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I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar: one, when you make it; two, when...
WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE
I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar: one, when you make it; two, when...
WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE
I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar: one, when you make it; two, when...
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You teach best what you most need to learn.
RICHARD BACH
You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...no we must not. You will learn about relativit...
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When you teach, you have to be a people person.
LON BUCHHEIT
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
PROVERB
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
LATIN PROVERB
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
LATIN PROVERB
You teach best what you need to learn.
RICHARD BACH
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
LATIN PROVERB
Freedom comes when you learn to let go. Creation comes when you learn to say no.
MADONNA
You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity. . . . No we must not. You will learn about re...
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If positive and healthy materials are absent, negative materials are sure to be dominant in the cybe...
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In a robust global business environment, our business units operated well in the first quarter. More...
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Give up when you run out of electricity. When it runs out, learn how to build a working generator. T...
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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
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Even great, best selling writers produce works that fall flat from expectations. This writing thing ...
NANCY ARROYO RUFFIN
When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something.
JARED SPARKS
Never give up because when you give up, dreams get lost.
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Maya Angelou is a very prolific writer. You can read her stuff down once and sort of walk away, but ...
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Never give up because when you give up, dreams get lost.
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Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportuni...
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When people get married later, I think you learn to ignore some things. Things don't bother you as m...
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University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you ...
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You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
HARVEY S. FIRESTONE
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
HARRY FIRESTONE
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
If you teach a man anything, he will never learn
BERNARD SHAW
Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
When it comes to teach, teach from your experience. Go out and do, learn from the doing, then teach ...
PETER MCWILLIAMS
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you trul...
KHALIL GIBRAN
Learn what you can, teach what you know, live how you ought.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
When it comes time to teach, teach from your experience. Go out and do, learn from the doing, then t...
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You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you...
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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you trul...
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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you trul...
ANA LEE
When you give, you will be blessed. When you give, it will be given back to you.
CRAIG GROESCHEL
You learn and grow with your child. There are some things books cannot teach you. Your child will te...
NATALIE PHILLIP
When you give to others, you give to yourself.
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When you learn to love, you also need to learn how to let go.
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You learn more when things go wrong.
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When you give, give without any expectations.
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In the universities, we teach you what we decide you need to know. And the employers find out when t...
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knowledge is when you learn something new everyday, wisdom is when you let something go everyday
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When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet.
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We teach what we need to learn. And we teach it until we get it.
IRENE TOMKINSON
When you lose, let that be a lesson to you.
When you win - you don't learn anything.
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You are strong when you know your weakness. You are beautiful when you know your flaws. You are wise...
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The more you teach positive ideas to others, the better you learn them yourself.
BRIAN TRACY
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
W.E.B. DU BOIS
If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.
MARTHA STEWART
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
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This is not something anyone can teach you. Heartbreak you must learn on your own.
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Be happy when you work, thankful when you earn, cautious when you spend, shrewd when you save, and c...
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when im mad i usually punch a wall but that doesnt work so when your mad you dont need to punch a wa...
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A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.
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Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
MAYA ANGELOU
My mother's gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into th...
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Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity to be otherwise
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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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For a person who grew up in the '30s and '40s in the segregated South, with so many doors cl...
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kudos to the educators, athletes, dancers, judges, janitors, politicians, artists, actors, writers, ...
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Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any oth...
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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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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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I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give fre...
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