Famous Maya Angelou Quotes And Sayings

Famous Maya Angelou Quotes And Sayings That Will Expand Your Mind

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Marguerite Annie Johnson was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights, activist. She was an American but the whole world knows her for her poets and struggles for civil rights. Here are some of the best Maya Angelou quotes that will inspire your life.

Maya Angelou is one of the best women in American history. She wrote many poems. She was a black American. Black Americans are often seen as different from white Americans. She has always spoken of the rights of the common people through her poems.

Not only in American history but she is one of the greatest human beings in the history of the world. Her quotes are enough to inspire every human life.

Maya Angelou johnson’s life has gone through many difficult situations. Even she worked as a s*x worker for some time. Maya Angelou quotes are among the ones that can change a person’s life by moving life forward towards success. Here are the best 120 maya angelou inspirational quotes for you. Here you go.

Maya Angelou Quotes to Inspire Your Life

  1. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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
  1. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes
  1. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes
  1. “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.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “This is what I am learning, at 82 years old: the main thing is to be in love with the search for truth.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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
  1. “Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes
  1. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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
  1. “I’m grateful to be of use. I will not be misused or abused, but I will be of use to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “The first thing I do in the morning when I awaken is say, ‘Thank you, Lord!’ I’m grateful to be alive, and I’m going to try to tell the truth as well as I know and tell it as eloquently as I can so that people can hear it.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes

Quotes By Maya Angelou On Life

  1. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked, a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity. Take up the battle, take it up! It’s yours, this is your life, this is your world.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou
Quotes By Maya Angelou On Life
  1. “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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
  1. “I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” – Maya Angelou
Quotes By Maya Angelou On Life
  1. “I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life”.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “The woman who truly intends to live a good life is already living phenomenally since intent is part of the achievement.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “We are here to love each other. That is why you are alive. That is what life is for.” – Maya Angelou
Quotes By Maya Angelou On Life
  1. “There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I believe in living a poetic life, an art full life. Everything we do from the way we raise our children to the way we welcome our friends is part of a large canvas we are creating.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.” – Maya Angelou
Quotes By Maya Angelou On Life

Maya Angelou Quotes On Love

  1. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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 you.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “What I really want to do is be a representative of my race, of the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and to love and to laugh.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes On Love
  1. “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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
  1. “I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because love liberates. Love liberates it doesn’t just hold, that’s ego, love liberates!” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes On Love
  1. “Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “You can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you. But if you’re in love with the thing, it may run like hell away from you.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes On Love
  1. “I love the song ‘I Hope You Dance’ by Lee Ann Womack. I was going to write that song, but someone beat me to it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “When people see the laughing face, even if they’re jealous of it, their burden is lightened. But do it first for yourself. Laugh and dare to try to love somebody, starting with yourself.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I believe that people want the scent of love, more than anything else. And I don’t mean sentimentality, I don’t mean mush. I mean that idea, that human beings are more alike than we are different.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “It’s hard because people think they have something to lose and the truth is they have everything to gain in trying to love somebody.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes On Love

Maya Angelou Quotes About Greatness

  1. “You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “There is a place in you that you must keep inviolate, a place that you must keep clean. A place where you say to any intruder, “Back up, don’t you know I’m a child of God.”” – Maya Angelou
  1. “We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes About Greatness
  1. “Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat. It is an unnecessary insult.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes About Greatness
  1. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “It’s very hard for adults to maintain respect and romance so that a love affair can be sustained over years.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes About Greatness
  1. “Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If you happen to fall in love with someone in another race, it’s more difficult, because you have to translate yourself.” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Quotes About Greatness

Short Maya Angelou Quotes

  1. “We need much less than we think we need.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Only equals can become friends.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “The honorary duty of a human being is to love.” – Maya Angelou
Short Maya Angelou Quotes
  1. “I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I sustain myself with the love of family.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “We are only as blind as we want to be.” – Maya Angelou
Short Maya Angelou Quotes
  1. “All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Determine to live life with flair and laughter.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I believe that every person is born with talent.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “We need much less than we think we need.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.” – Maya Angelou
Short Maya Angelou Quotes
  1. “Effective action is always unjust.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Faith is the evidence of the unseen.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “The honorary duty of a human being is to love.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I hope you always find a reason to smile.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “You can’t get too high for somebody to bring you down.” – Maya Angelou
Short Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou Quotes that will expand your mind

  1. “I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “In all my work what I try to say is that as human beings we are more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Remember, people will judge you by your actions not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “You only are free when you realize you belong no place – you belong every place – no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “We must insist that the men and women who expect to lead us recognize the true desires of those who are being led.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “We need to not be in denial about what we’ve done, what we’ve come through. It will help us if we all do that.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “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.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “When you know you are of worth — not asking it but knowing it — you walk into a room with a particular power.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air; we all have it or none of us has it.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” – Maya Angelou

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