232 Total Quotes

Maya Angelou Quotes

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
#Action #American Poet

Maya Angelou
The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
Maya Angelou
#Quote of the Day #Friends Or Friendship

Maya Angelou
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
Maya Angelou
#Choice

Maya Angelou
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.
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#Ability

Maya Angelou
I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
Maya Angelou
#Trust #Advise #I Love You

Maya Angelou
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Maya Angelou
#American Poet

Maya Angelou
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou
#Courage #inspirational

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

Maya Angelou
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
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#American Poet #Anger

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

Maya Angelou
Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.
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#Responsibility

Maya Angelou
Some people unable to go to school were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors.
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#College

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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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#Love #Sad Love #Break Up #Love Ended

Maya Angelou
In today's climate in our country, which is sickened with the pollution of pollution, threatened with the prominence of AIDS, riddled with burgeoning racism, rife with growing huddles of the homeless, we need art and we need art in all forms. We need all methods of art to be present, everywhere present, and all the time present.
Maya Angelou
#Art

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There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
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#American Poet

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While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
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#American Poet

Maya Angelou
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou
#American Poet #inspirational #Courage

Maya Angelou
You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I'll rise.
Maya Angelou
#Confidence