The best Quotes by Maya Angelou

The best Quotes by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist.

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
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Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud!
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We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
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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.
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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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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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Quotes about Maya Angelou

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I think that for me, as a UNC graduate, I value my education - I think everyone who's gone to that university values education.
Michael: "Don't forget my North Carolina shorts!"
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Michael: "I wore them under my Chicago Bulls uniform every game."
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Michael: "I washed them after every game."
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They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to North Carolina - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Ethel: "One day the entire family will be reunited in the Garden of Eden."
"Oh, like heaven?"
Ethel: "No, it's in Missouri."
"Oh. Eden's got a lot of methheads."
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It's true, man.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Missouri - and that's pretty much the same thing.
It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes, you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone.
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But there are mistakes that are necessary. Sometimes you have to die a little bit to get back to live a little longer.
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I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
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In the beginning of a jorney, no one knows what to expect. They might have a vague idea the road ahead could be rough. That's what makes new beginnings so exciting. You don't know what will happen until it's over.
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Beginnings can be painful. But that doesn't mean they're bad.
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
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My first album is playful.
Music makes us want to live. You don't know how many times people have told me that they'd been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That's the power music has.
People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
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My son Jack once said to me, "Dad, do you think people are laughing with you or at you?"
I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
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You can't have happiness without pain, you need a little bit of rain to have a little bit of rainbow.
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Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
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You should never trust a woman who just had her heart broken. We tend to lie.
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An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.
It is not the strong or the smart that survive, but the ones who can bring about change.
Celestia Ludenberg in Danganronpa
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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Emotions are most dangerous when silenced.
Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away - and going away means forgetting.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
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