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   |     Inspirational


Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.  Maya Angelou
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
Quote of The Day  |     Inspirational Quotes for Kids


My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
Maya Angelou
Kindness  |     Humor


I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Maya Angelou
Funny  |    


This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before.
Maya Angelou
Good Day  |    


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


Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaking need for an unshakable God.
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Poems about Faith   |  


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   |     Encouraging


Bailey was the greatest person in my world. And the fact that he was my brother, my only brother, and I had no sisters to share him with, was such good fortune that it made me want to live a Christian life just to show God that I was grateful.
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Brotherhood   |     Christian Poems


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   |     Graduation


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


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   |     Life Lessons


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   |     Apology


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   |     Thinking


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   |     Learning


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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