Published on May 28th, 2014 | by djprophetic


31 Greatest Maya Angelou Quotes


RIP Maya Angelou, a poet, an educator, author, playwright, activist, historian, producer, actor, director and so much more. Thank you for blessing the world with your gifts. Born: April 4, 1928 Death: May 28, 2014

Here are the 31 Greatest Maya Angelou Quotes:

“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.”


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


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


“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”


“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”


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


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”


“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”


“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”


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


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”


“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.”


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


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


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


“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”


“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.”


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


“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”


“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”


“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


“Nothing will work unless you do.”


“A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally.”

“life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy”


“I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God’s will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility”

“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.”


“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.”

Courage allows the successful woman to fail-
and learn powerful lessons-
from the failure-
so that in the end,
she didn’t fail at all.


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


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

Also see Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King

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