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

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

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

Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.

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You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!

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Maya Angelou quote All great achievements require time.

All great achievements require time.

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No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.

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My wish for you is that you continue.

Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.

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

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Maya Angelou quote I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.

I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.

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A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.

She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself

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We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.

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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.

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Maya Angelou quote I know why the caged bird sings.

I know why the caged bird sings.

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

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

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Courage: 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.

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Maya Angelou quote If I am not good to myself, how can I ex

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

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About Maya Angelou

Quotes 1034 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday April 4, 1928

Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself.

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Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.

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

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Maya Angelou quote A bird doesn't sing because it has an an

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

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Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

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Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.

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

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Maya Angelou quote Forgive yourself for not knowing what yo

Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it.

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We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it.

Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate - thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.

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What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat,’.... And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m serious and says, ‘Okay. Okay. I’ll come.

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

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

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

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

In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

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You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

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You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole.

God already did that. Your job is to know it.

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Continue. Be loving and be strong. Be fierce and be kind. And don't give in and don't give up.'

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If you are going down a road and don't like what's in front of you, and look behind you and don't like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!

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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.

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Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.

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Forgiveness. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. You are relieved of carrying that burden of resentment. You really are lighter. You feel lighter. You just drop that.

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

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

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When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

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

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If you're going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can't be erased.

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

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

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This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.

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

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Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.

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

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

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God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope.

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When you know better you do better.

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

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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.

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In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

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