Maya Angelou Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou quotes: We can only know where we're going if we know where we've been. We can only know where we're going if we know where we've been.
Maya Angelou quotes: At our best, we're all teachers At our best, we're all teachers
Maya Angelou quotes: People don't always remember what you say or even what you do, but they always remember how you make them feel. People don't always remember what you say or even what you do, but they always remember how you make them feel.
Maya Angelou quotes: A person must make the effort to learn, and growing is the inevitable reward of learning. He A person must make the effort to learn, and growing is the inevitable reward of learning. He
Maya Angelou quotes: It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou quotes: When we know better, we do better. When we know better, we do better.
Maya Angelou quotes: Leaving behind nights of terror and fear, I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear, I rise. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear, I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear, I rise.
Maya Angelou quotes: You can never be great at anything unless you love it. You can never be great at anything unless you love it.
Maya Angelou quotes: Go," she whispered. "Go. Show them you spell your name W-O-M-A-N. Go," she whispered. "Go. Show them you spell your name W-O-M-A-N.
Maya Angelou quotes: One person, with good purpose, can, constitute the majority. One person, with good purpose, can, constitute the majority.
Maya Angelou quotes: Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible. Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou quotes: Every day I awaken I am grateful. My intent is to be totally present in that day. And laugh as much as possible. Every day I awaken I am grateful. My intent is to be totally present in that day. And laugh as much as possible.
Maya Angelou quotes: Achievement brings its own anticlimax. Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Maya Angelou quotes: I've never had a dislike for men. I've been badly treated by some. But I've been loved greatly by some. I married a lot of them. I've never had a dislike for men. I've been badly treated by some. But I've been loved greatly by some. I married a lot of them.
Maya Angelou quotes: I think that that's the wisest thing - to prevent illness before we try to cure something. I think that that's the wisest thing - to prevent illness before we try to cure something.
Maya Angelou quotes: Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure. Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure.
Maya Angelou quotes: Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age. Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age.
Maya Angelou quotes: Be courageous, but not foolhardy. Walk proud as you are. Be courageous, but not foolhardy. Walk proud as you are.
Maya Angelou quotes: I want to be a good human being. I'm doing my best, and I'm working at it. I want to be a good human being. I'm doing my best, and I'm working at it.
Maya Angelou quotes: To be human is to be challenged to be more divine. Not even to try to meet such a challenge is the biggest defeat imaginable. To be human is to be challenged to be more divine. Not even to try to meet such a challenge is the biggest defeat imaginable.
Maya Angelou quotes: If I'm here, I'll be trying to be a better human being, a better writer, a better friend and a better beloved. If I'm here, I'll be trying to be a better human being, a better writer, a better friend and a better beloved.
Maya Angelou quotes: I answer the heroic question, 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is in my heart and mind and memories. I answer the heroic question, 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is in my heart and mind and memories.
Maya Angelou quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou quotes: Continue to be bold, courageous. Try to chose the wisest thing and once you've chosen the wisest thing go out and try to achieve it. Be it. Continue to be bold, courageous. Try to chose the wisest thing and once you've chosen the wisest thing go out and try to achieve it. Be it.
Maya Angelou quotes: The music was my friend, my lover, my family. The music was my friend, my lover, my family.
Maya Angelou quotes: We are more alike than we are unalike!" That We are more alike than we are unalike!" That
Maya Angelou quotes: Do not be wedded forever to fear, yoked eternally to brutishness. Do not be wedded forever to fear, yoked eternally to brutishness.
Maya Angelou quotes: But still, like air, I'll rise But still, like air, I'll rise
Maya Angelou quotes: You don't have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it. You don't have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it.
Maya Angelou quotes: I was basically good. Not understood, and not even liked, but even so, just, and better than just. I was merciful. I was basically good. Not understood, and not even liked, but even so, just, and better than just. I was merciful.
Maya Angelou quotes: Money and power can liberate only if they are used to do so. They can imprison and inhibit more finally than barred windows and iron chains. Money and power can liberate only if they are used to do so. They can imprison and inhibit more finally than barred windows and iron chains.
Maya Angelou quotes: Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life. Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.
Maya Angelou quotes: The future is plump with promise. The future is plump with promise.
Maya Angelou quotes: Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?
Maya Angelou quotes: I was seventeen, very old, embarrassingly young, I was seventeen, very old, embarrassingly young,
Maya Angelou quotes: History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou quotes: Never let white folks know what you really think. If you're sad, laugh. If you're bleeding inside, dance. Never let white folks know what you really think. If you're sad, laugh. If you're bleeding inside, dance.
Maya Angelou quotes: Lovers think quite different thoughtswhile lying side by side. Lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.
Maya Angelou quotes: I've learned that forgiving is one of the greatest gifts that I can give myself. I've learned that forgiving is one of the greatest gifts that I can give myself.
Maya Angelou quotes: Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more. Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.
Maya Angelou quotes: We must be warriors in the struggle against ignorance We must be warriors in the struggle against ignorance
Maya Angelou quotes: Language is man's way of communicating with his fellow man and it is language alone which separates him from the lower animals. Language is man's way of communicating with his fellow man and it is language alone which separates him from the lower animals.
Maya Angelou quotes: The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
Maya Angelou quotes: Seek the fashion which truly fits and befits you. You will always be in fashion if you are true to yourself, and only if you are true to yourself. Seek the fashion which truly fits and befits you. You will always be in fashion if you are true to yourself, and only if you are true to yourself.
Maya Angelou quotes: She's one of our fans. She comes to the theater and allows us to curse and berate her, and that's her contribution to our struggle. Roscoe She's one of our fans. She comes to the theater and allows us to curse and berate her, and that's her contribution to our struggle. Roscoe
Maya Angelou quotes: You can call for the cook, call for the baker, you may as well call for the undertaker. You can call for the cook, call for the baker, you may as well call for the undertaker.
Maya Angelou quotes: under my eye, but not my thumb. under my eye, but not my thumb.
Maya Angelou quotes: Let nothing dim the light that shines from within Let nothing dim the light that shines from within
Maya Angelou quotes: Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
Maya Angelou quotes: I speak a number of languages, but none are more beautiful to me than English. I speak a number of languages, but none are more beautiful to me than English.
Maya Angelou quotes: You dwell in whitened castles with deep and poisoned moats and cannot hear the curses which fill your children's throats. You dwell in whitened castles
with deep and poisoned moats
and cannot hear the curses
which fill your children's throats.
Maya Angelou quotes: Still I'll rise. Still I'll rise.
Maya Angelou quotes: When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
Maya Angelou quotes: They were assured that they were going to be the only inhabitants of that milk and honey... They were assured that they were going to be the only inhabitants of that milk and honey...
Maya Angelou quotes: Removed from their own day of glorious release Removed from their own day of glorious release
Maya Angelou quotes: A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to dream great dreams. And then try to live your dream. A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to dream great dreams. And then try to live your dream.
Maya Angelou quotes: At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel. At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou quotes: I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it. I I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it. I
Maya Angelou quotes: Life loves the liver of it. Life loves the liver of it.
Maya Angelou quotes: A mother's love liberates. A mother's love liberates.