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

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

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

Effective action is always unjust.
– 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.
– Maya Angelou

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
– Maya Angelou

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

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
– Maya Angelou

If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
– Maya Angelou

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
– Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
– Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
– Maya Angelou

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
– Maya Angelou

I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able to help.
– Maya Angelou

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

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

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