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Quotes by Maya Angelou


I thank God I'm myself and for the life I'm given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me.

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou




I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I'm praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I'm grateful that I'm heard.

2016-01-06

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.

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou




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.

2016-01-06

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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.

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou




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

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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.

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Maya Angelou




All great achievements require time.

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

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Maya Angelou




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

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou




I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou




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

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou




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.

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Maya Angelou




Nothing will work unless you do.

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

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Maya Angelou




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

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Maya Angelou




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

2016-01-06

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

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

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

2016-01-06

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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.

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou





Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

2016-01-06

Maya Angelou







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