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If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ― Maya Angelou

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

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

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There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. -Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do. —Maya Angelou

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

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. -MAYA ANGELOU

I learned a long time ago, the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.

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You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. ― Maya Angelou

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

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are. -Maya Angelou

It is a no-fail, incontrovertible reality: If you get, give. If you learn, teach. You can’t do anything with that except do it. – Maya Angelou

I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love.

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

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. —Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities. -Maya Angelou

To those who are given much, much is expected.

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

Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age. – Maya Angelou

A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her. ― Maya Angelou

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

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go!” — Maya Angelou

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

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. -Maya Angelou

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

The loss of young first love is so painful that it borders on the ludicrous.

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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 herself only.

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim. – Maya Angelou

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.- Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

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

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maya angelou quotes about women

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you. ― Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

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

Lift up your hearts Each new hour holds new chances For new beginnings

There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.

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

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ― Maya Angelou

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

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. -Maya Angelou

All knowledge is spendable currency, depending on the market. ―Maya Angelou

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you, kid. Let’s go. —Maya Angelou

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou.

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.

My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness. -Maya Angelou

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I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.

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

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

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

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

The honorary duty of a human being is to love.

There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. -Maya Angelou

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.

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

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. —Maya Angelou

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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.

Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! – Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.- Maya Angelou

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. -Maya Angelou

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.

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

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.

“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait. -Maya Angelou

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Courage is 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. -Maya Angelou

Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.

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

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

I have a certain way of being in this world, and I shall not, I shall not be moved.

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it. – Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

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

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. -Maya Angelou

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

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. -Maya Angelou

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. -Maya Angelou

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

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

Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more. – Maya Angelou

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. -Maya Angelou

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

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

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

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

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ― Maya Angelou

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. -Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

maya angelou quotes about life
maya angelou quotes about life

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

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. —Maya Angelou

I know for sure that loves saves me and that it is here to save us all. – Maya Angelou

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

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. — Maya Angelou

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There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it! ― Maya Angelou

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

We are only as blind as we want to be.

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life. -Maya Angelou

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

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

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.

To those who are given much, much is expected.

I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too. -Maya Angelou

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Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go. – Maya Angelou

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.― Maya Angelou

Everything in the universe has a rhythm. Everything dances. — Maya Angelou

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.

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

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind. -Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

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

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

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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.

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. – Maya Angelou

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

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

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.

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

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

The loss of young first love is so painful that it borders on the ludicrous.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

maya angelou do better quote

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

Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

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

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. -Maya Angelou

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill/of things unknown but longed for still/and his tune is heard on the distant hill/for the caged birds sings of freedom

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

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

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.

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

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. -Maya Angelou

The black kids, the poor white kids, Spanish-speaking kids, and Asian kids in the US – in the face of everything to the contrary, they still bop and bump, shout and go to school somehow. Their optimism gives me hope. -Maya Angelou

maya angelou quotes about education
maya angelou quotes about education

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

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ― Maya Angelou

The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.

If I’m going to a new country, I try to learn something about the language and the culture, so I don’t just go bumbling over things. – Maya Angelou

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Prepare yourself so that you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. -Maya Angelou

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. -William Shakespeare

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

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ― Maya Angelou

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

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.

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

god put the rainbow in the clouds, not just in the sky’… It is wise to realize we already have rainbows in our clouds, or we wouldn’t be here. If the rainbow is in the clouds, then in the worst of time, there is the possibility of seeing hope… We can say ‘i can be a rainbow in the cloud for someone yet to be.’ that may be our calling. -Maya Angelou

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If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

All great achievements require time. -Maya Angelou

At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself. – Maya Angelou

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ― Maya Angelou

Only equals can become friends. -Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. —Maya Angelou

Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou

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

I shall not be moved. ― Maya Angelou,

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.

Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait. -Maya Angelou

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.A Brave and Startling Truth.

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maya angelou quotes phenomenal woman

Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.

When people show you who they are, believe them.

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

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude

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The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams. -Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

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

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! -Maya Angelou

The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection. -THOMAS BERRY

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect. — Carson McCullers

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

I never have written every day. When I’m writing a book, I write Monday through Friday. I always try to take Saturday and pretend to have some sanity. – Maya Angelou

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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She liberated me from a society that would have had me think of myself as the lower of the low. She liberated me to life. And from that time to this time, I have taken life by the lapels and I have said, “I’m with you, kid. ― Maya Angelou

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. -Maya Angelou

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.

I do what I want, when I want, where I want…if my mom says it’s ok.

We are here to love each other. That is why you are alive. That is what life is for.

In my mind…[if] you wake up healthy, and you wake up happy, and your family’s safe and happy and healthy, then everything else pales in comparison. — Faith Hill,

Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. – Larry Barretto

The honorary duty of a human being is to love.

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. – Cardinal Meymillod

The only way you can be taken advantage of is if you think you can get something for nothing.

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