1. 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.

    483
  2. If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

    343
  3. 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.

    169
  4. Iā€™m grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love ā€“ for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. Iā€™m grateful to know that it exists.

    100
  5. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

    79
  6. In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

    66
  7. Laugh and dare to try to love somebody, starting with yourself. You must love yourself first, of course, and you must protect yourself so that nobody overrides you, overrules you, or steps on you. Just say, 'Just a minute. I'm worth everything, dear.'

    60
  8. Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

    53
  9. I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.

    51
  10. 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.

    40

The complete list of 1034 Maya Angelou sayings