Maya Angelou Quotes

April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an author and poet who is famous for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a story of her early life, a story filled with challenges but also of discovery and survival.



Yet it is only love which sets us free.
Maya Angelou, Touched by an Angel
Love Quotes   |  


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


When you learn, teach, when you get, give. Maya Angelou
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Teacher   |  


My life has been long, and believing that life loves the liver of it, I have dared to try many things, sometimes trembling, but daring, still.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
Dare   |  


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.
Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Good   |  


If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou
Words of Encouragement   |  


Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
Maya Angelou
Courage   |  


There have been people in my life who meant me well, taught me valuable lessons, and others who have meant me ill and, have given me ample notification that my world is not meant to be all peaches and cream.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
Challenges   |  


Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight.
Maya Angelou, Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
God   |  


I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think thatís happy.  Maya Angelou
I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think that's happy.
Maya Angelou
Happy   |  


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


Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in this world, but has not solved one yet.
Maya Angelou
Problem   |  


You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
Decision   |  


Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
Change   |  


Success is loving life and daring to live it. Maya Angelou
Success is loving life and daring to live it.
Maya Angelou
Success   |  


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


Sun, rain, curving sky mountain, oceans, leaf and stone star shine, moon glow you're all that I can call my own.
Maya Angelou, Woman Work
Being Yourself Quotes   |


Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
Maya Angelou
Romantic Poems   |  


I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
Maya Angelou
Brotherhood Quotes  |


I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.  Maya Angelou
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life".
Maya Angelou
Life Quotes   |  


I believe that every person is born with talent.
Maya Angelou
Believe Quotes   |  


The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
Maya Angelou
Friend Quotes   |  


Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, "I'm with you kid. Let's go."
Maya Angelou
Optimistic Quotes   |  


And say simply very simply with hope Good morning.
Maya Angelou, The Rock Cries Out to Us Today
Hope Quotes   |  


Determine to live life with flair and laughter. Maya Angelou
Determine to live life with flair and laughter.
Maya Angelou
Laughter Quotes   |  


Let others have the privacy of touching words and love of loss of love.
Maya Angelou, A Conceit
Wise Quotes   |  


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