Quotes by Maya Angelou

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
— Maya Angelou

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
– Maya Angelou

People will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou

Effective action is always unjust.
– Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
– Maya Angelou

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

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
— Maya Angelou

While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.
– Maya Angelou

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.
– Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time.
– Maya Angelou

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
– Maya Angelou

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
– 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.
– Maya Angelou

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
– Maya Angelou

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