Maya Angelou Quotes
Born April 4, 1928
US author, poet
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Nothing will work unless you do.
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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
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.
Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong.
Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.
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.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
See, you donít have to think about doing the right thing if you are for the right thing then youíll do it without thinking.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
All great achievements require time.
The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
Iíve learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life".
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.
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.
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.
Love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
I can be changed by what happens to me. but i refuse to be reduced by it.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
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.
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