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Maya Angelou Quotes



Quotes by Maya Angelou - (28 quotes)

Maya Angelou - From the Belief category:

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Change category:

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Communication category:

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)

Maya Angelou - From the Complaining category:

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Courage category:

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Creativity category:

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Depression category:

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Difficulty category:

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Earth category:

Everything costs and costs the earth. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Encouragement category:

-in letters to her daughters, 2008
The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labour. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Fantasy category:

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Fire category:

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

Maya Angelou - From the Gender category:

-in Chris Orr's, Moms and Whoopi: Pioneers of Black Theater, Plexus, November 1983...
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Generosity category:

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with catcher's mitts on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Hope category:

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Influence category:

Any one of us can be a rainbow in somebody's clouds. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Invention category:

We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Knowledge category:

You did then what you knew how to do and when you knew better... you did better! (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Life category:

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Life category:

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Love category:

The honorary duty of a human being is to love. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Persistence category:

I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Pets category:

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Profession category:

I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.' (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Religion category:

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Suffering category:

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Winning category:

In order to win, we pay with energy and effort and discipline. If we lose, we pay in disappointment, discontent, and lack of fulfillment. (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou - From the Writing category:

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. (Maya Angelou)