Maya Angelou Quotes





“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave and suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet, it is only love which sets us free.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“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

 

 

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

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

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you… yet, someone survived… you can do anything you choose to do.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“When you get, give. When you learned, teach.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Success likes yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Love recognizes no barriers. Love jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrate walls to arrive at its destination.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“When people show you they are, believe them.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“To those who have given up on love, I say ‘trust life a little bit’.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“There is nothing greater that you can say to god than thank you.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face out fears. We are able to say, ‘I have fallen, but I will get up’.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“You alone are enough you having nothing to prove to anybody.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it change your attitude.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Love is like a virus it can happen to anybody at any time.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I am serious, so I laugh a lot. You need to laugh. You don’t laugh enough. I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can sopil the pleasure and under certain circumstances, can be life threatening.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Life is better when you’re laughing.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“It has been said that we need just three things in life: something to do, something to look forward to and someone to love.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

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

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“You can’t forgive without loving and I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it’.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“It’s good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human being forget for a while their ignorance, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“When you know better, you do better.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of god.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“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

 

 

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage need not be lived again.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Each of us has a power and responsibility to become a rainbow in the clouds.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“My life has been long, an believing that life loves the liver of it, I have dared to try many things, sometimes trembling, but daring still.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“You can write me down in history with hateful twisted lies. You can tread me in this very dirt but still, like dust, I will rise.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in god that a man has to seek him just to find her.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child, and that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Life is going to give you just what you put in it put your whole heart in everything you do and pray. Then you can wait.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“Just as hope rings through laughter, it can also shine through tears.”

– Maya Angelou

 

 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou



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