Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
Quote by Maya Angelou
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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
You may encounter defeats, but you must not be defeated.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else you will have succeeded.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.
I wanted to be that quirky girl who writes funny songs that still have meaning.
The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on science and art are as well.
That business we started with 10 people has now grown into a great American success story.
God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.
There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I've realized that it's time for me to show my audience that you don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.
They say I can open movies, and that's nice in that it puts into people's minds that women can do it. It's not just Kevin Costner, not just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not just the guys.
I want to deal with somebody who comes from another country to the United States and has a family that comes. I don't care if it's a black family from Jamaica or a Hispanic family from Mexico. These issues need to be dealt with, but they need to be dealt with in the entertaining way.
To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn't raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. The only reason I wanted to make money as an actor was because I'm passionate about food!