Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. —Maya Angelou

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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

MAYA ANGELOU

Poet, dancer, producer, playwright, director, author

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Anonymous JANUARY 24, 2019
I first saw this as a new teacher at Mt. Vernon High School. I don't teach there anymore but I live by it everyday now.

Thatile from 0912 ramotse JULY 27, 2017
Great motivation

Debra Harris from West Memphis, AR JULY 7, 2017
Sweet & Simpl, Something Everyone Needs to Consider at One Point in their Lives.

Gazala Fernandez from Aurangabad JULY 6, 2017
Better than the Best

nevaeh from birmingham,al JANUARY 30, 2017
this makes so much sense


When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed. —Fred Rogers
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass. —Ellen DeGeneres
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. —Benjamin Franklin
The mind is just like a muscle—the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand. —Idowu Koyenikan
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. —Nelson Henderson
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. —Aesop
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. —Albert Schweitzer
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. —Lucille Ball
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. —Marcel Proust
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.  —C.S. Lewis
True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments. —Sabrina Newby
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. —Lawrence Sterne
Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future. —Elie Wiesel
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. —George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans]

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