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

    Maya Angelou
    335
  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.

    Maya Angelou
    164
  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.

    Maya Angelou
    40
  4. If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

    Maya Angelou
    18
  5. Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

    Maya Angelou
    13
  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.

    Maya Angelou
    12
  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.

    Maya Angelou
    3
  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.

    Maya Angelou
    1
  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.

    Maya Angelou
    1
  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.

    Maya Angelou
    0

The complete list of 311 Maya Angelou sayings