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

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

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  5. Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Touched by an Angel - We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity 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.

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  8. We love and lose in China, we weep on England's moors, and laugh and moan in Guinea, and thrive on Spanish shores. We seek success in Finland, are born and die in Maine. In minor ways we differ, in major we're the same.

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  9. The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.

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  10. 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.

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The complete list of 311 Maya Angelou sayings