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Maya Angelou Quotes

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Maya Angelou Quotes

About Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.


Famous Maya Angelou quotes

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1

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou


2

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. Maya Angelou


3

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou


4

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou


5

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou


6

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou


7

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou


8

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. Maya Angelou


9

I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind. Maya Angelou


10

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim. Maya Angelou


11

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou


12

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. Maya Angelou


13

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou


14

I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. Maya Angelou


15

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life. Maya Angelou


16

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou


17

Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou


18

The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think. Maya Angelou


19

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. Maya Angelou


20

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Maya Angelou


21

All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou


22

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise. Maya Angelou


23

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. Maya Angelou


24

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou


25

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou


26

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. Maya Angelou


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