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950 Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes On Leadership (2023)

1. "Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou


2. "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ― Maya Angelou


3. “The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. ”


4. “I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give freely of my resources.”


5. “Some people cannot see a good thing when it is right here, right now. Others can sense a good thing coming when it is days, months, or miles away.”


6. “And still I rise.” – Maya Angelou


7. “A Woman in harmony with her spirit


8. “She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy.”


9. ​"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities." - Maya Angelou


10. “If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.” – Maya Angelou


11. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou


12. Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.


13. “I was liked, and what a difference it made.”


14. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou


15. “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”


16. “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


17. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”― Maya Angelou


18. “If you are always trying to be normal. you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


19. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” — Maya Angelou


20. “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”- Maya Angelou


21. Maya Angelou, poet and author: “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”


22. “That child would stumble over the pattern in a rug.”


23. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”


24. “I’m grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” – Maya Angelou, Poet


25. “Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears.”


26. “It's in the click of my heels,


27. “The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood. ” —Maya Angelou


28. “If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.”


29. “My obsession with pineapples nearly drove me mad. I dreamt of the days when I would be grown and able to buy a whole carton for myself alone. Although”


30. “The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.”


31. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” –Maya Angelou


32. “There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.”


33. “Without willing it, I had gone from being ignorant of being ignorant to being aware of being aware.”


34. “Can't Do is like Don't Care. Neither of them have a home.”


35. “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,


36. “Go," she whispered. "Go. Show them you spell your name W-O-M-A-N.”


37. “The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.”


38. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and the courage to accept the love in return.” – Maya Angelou


39. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”


40. “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


41. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou


42. “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


43. “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


44. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou


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


46. In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou


47. “If the pretties were expected to make the supreme sacrifice in order to 'belong,' what could the unattractive female do?”


48. “My mother shed her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.” Maya Angelou


49. “You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.” ~ Maya Angelou


50. Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. Maya Angelou, Celebrations


51. 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.


52. “If you only have one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”


53. “I speak to the Black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition--about what we can endure, dream, fail at and survive.”


54. “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”


55. “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


56. “We love and lose in China,


57. “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” —Maya Angelou


58. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~Maya Angelou


59. “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”


60. “Grief works its way on people differently. Some sulk, or become morose, or weep and scream a vengeance at the gods.”


61. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. – Maya Angelou


62. “Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.” – Maya Angelou


63. “When you know better you do better.”


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


65. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”― Maya Angelou


66. I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.- Maya Angelou


67. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ From intro to movie: "Spinning Into Butter”


68. “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”


69. “If they want to learn how to live life right they ought to study me on Saturday night.” — Maya Angelou


70. 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.


71. “If I am not good to myself. how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” - Maya Angelou


72. “We, unaccustomed to courage


73. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Maya Angelou


74. This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before. Maya Angelou


75. “Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”


76. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” — Maya Angelou


77. Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. — Maya Angelou


78. “Nothing will work unless you do,”- Maya Angelou


79. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”


80. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou


81. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”


82. “Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.” -Maya Angelou


83. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, and civil rights activist


84. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou


85. “You may cut me with your eyes / You may kill me with your hatefulness / But still. like air. I’ll rise.” — Maya Angelou. “Still I Rise”


86. “I would like to be known as an intelligent woman. a courageous woman. a loving woman. a woman who teaches by being.” – Maya Angelou


87. “You said to lean on your arm


88. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou


89. “I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.”


90. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


91. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou


92. “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat, so that we can know who we are.” —Maya Angelou


93. “A certain person wondered why


94. “And still I rise.” — Maya Angelou


95. “Never let white folks know what you really think. If you’re sad, laugh. If you’re bleeding inside, dance.”


96. “If you're always trying to be normal you'll never know how amazing you can be.”


97. “Nothing will work unless you do.” ―Maya Angelou


98. “No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.” – Maya Angelou


99. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou


100. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”—Maya Angelou


101. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.


102. “I am a woman. phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. that’s me.” – Maya Angelou.


103. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”— Maya Angelou


104. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


105. The only thing is, people have to develop courage. It is most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you can't practice any other virtues consistently.


106. “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” Maya Angelou


107. “Hadn't I, always, but ever and ever, thought that life was just one great risk for the living?”


108. “Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.” – Maya Angelou


109. "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


110. “We need much less than we think we need.” Maya Angelou


111. “Intelligence always had a pornographic influence on me.”


112. “We need to remember that we are all created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.”


113. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”


114. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. – Maya Angelou


115. “There are some nights when


116. “Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.”


117. “If you’re always trying to be normal. you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” — Maya Angelou


118. “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.” ​– Maya Angelou


119. “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, and civil rights activist


120. “Cotton rows crisscross the world


121. Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.” ― Maya Angelou


122. “The world had taken a deep breath and was having doubts about continuing to revolve.”


123. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”— Maya Angelou


124. “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


125. “Tragedy, no matter how sad, becomes boring to those not caught in its addictive caress.”


126. “Never make someone your priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou


127. “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.”


128. And still, I rise. – Maya Angelou


129. “You have no idea what your legacy will be because your legacy is every life you touch.”


130. “Exclusive” leadership is hurting your bottom line


131. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.


132. “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.”


133. “On this platform of peace, we can create a language


134. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — Maya Angelou


135. “The race of man is suffering And I can hear the moan, ‘Cause nobody, But nobody Can make it out here alone.”


136. “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


137. “Comprendía la perversidad de la vida, la de que en la lucha estriba la alegría.”


138. “There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.”


139. "I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” — Maya Angelou


140. “I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.” – Maya Angelou


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


142. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.” —Maya Angelou


143. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou


144. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” ― Maya Angelou


145. “I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou


146. “As a species, we were an abomination. All of us.”


147. “Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It’s very clear.” – Maya Angelou


148. “If you are always trying to be normal. you will never know how amazing you can be.” - Maya Angelou


149. “Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem


150. “I have a son who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving, strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou


151. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou


152. ‘Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.’ — Maya Angelou


153. “I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.”


154. “Be present in all things and thankful for all.” – Maya Angelou


155. “Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence—neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish—it is an imponderably valuable gift.”


156. “The years may wrinkle our skin but not our spirit.” – Quote by Maya Angelou


157. In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.. . . . . Maya Angelou


158. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”


159. "You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated."— Maya Angelou


160. “I believe most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.”


161. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” Maya Angelou


162. Nothing will work unless you do. — Maya Angelou


163. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~Maya Angelou


164. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.”


165. “We are missing Michael.


166. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. —Maya Angelou”


167. “If you must look back, do so forgivingly.


168. “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


169. “All I got to do is stay black and die.”


170. “Determine to live life with flair and laughter.” - Maya Angelou


171. “I had given up some youth for knowledge, but my gain was more valuable than the loss”


172. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. — Maya Angelou


173. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou


174. “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”—Maya Angelou


175. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou


176. “I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.” – Maya Angelou


177. “Without courage. we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind. TRUE. merciful. generous. or honest.” – Maya Angelou


178. “A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally.”


179. “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


180. “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud”― Maya Angelou


181. “My name had lost its ring of familiarity and I had to be nudged to go and receive my diploma.”


182. “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


183. “I make writing as much a part of my life as I do eating or listening to music.”


184. “Achievement brings it own anticlimax.”


185. “not only was cleanliness next to Godliness, dirtiness was the inventor of misery.”


186. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou


187. “Mother's life flowed radiant. Flourescent-tipped waves on incoming tides.”


188. “Those are facts, but facts, to a child, are merely words to memorize.”


189. “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” — Maya Angelou, Poet (Source: Huffington Post)


190. “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


191. “See you don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing you do it without thinking.”


192. If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me? – Maya Angelou


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


194. “If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” – Maya Angelou


195. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”


196. “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.


197. When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou


198. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. - Maya Angelou


199. “You may not control all the events that happen to you. but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou. American poet


200. “I'm young as morning


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


202. You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou


203. “To those who are given much, much is expected.”


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


205. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style. – Maya Angelou


206. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”


207. “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and civil rights activist


208. “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”― Maya Angelou


209. “My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.” – Maya Angelou


210. “I learned that a friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.”


211. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it”


212. “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”


213. “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.”


214. “Seek the fashion which truly fits and befits you. You will always be in fashion if you are true to yourself, and only if you are true to yourself.”


215. “Astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.” ― Maya Angelou


216. “My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son. My next greatest blessing has been my ability to turn people into children of mine.” — Maya Angelou


217. “Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”


218. “LIFE DOESN'T FRIGHTEN ME


219. “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” — Maya Angelou


220. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~ Maya Angelou


221. “You are the sum total of everything you've seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot- it's all right there.”


222. “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


223. “You do your best until you know better, then you do better.”


224. “A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”


225. This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. –Maya Angelou


226. “You can’t use up creativity. The more the you use, the more you have.” –Maya Angelou


227. “I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.” Maya Angelou


228. “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.”


229. All great achievements require time. — Maya Angelou


230. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou


231. “I have a son who is my heart. A wonderful young man, darling and loving and strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou


232. “Try to Be a Rainbow in Someone else’s Cloud” ~ Maya Angelou


233. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”


234. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou


235. “She lived life as if it had been created just for her”


236. “Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.”


237. “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, poet


238. “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


239. “The intensity with which young people live demands that they "blank out" as often as possible.”


240. “It takes courage to be kind.” — Maya Angelou ‍


241. “Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.” — Maya Angelou


242. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou


243. “I answer the heroic question, 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is in my heart and mind and memories.”


244. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. - Maya Angelou, source unknown


245. “No,nobody but nobody can make it out her alone.”


246. “You may not control all the events that happen to you. but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou


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


248. "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” —Maya Angelou"


249. “Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.”


250. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou


251. “Every storm runs out of rain.”


252. “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!”


253. “Every day I awaken I am grateful. My intent is to be totally present in that day. And laugh as much as possible.”


254. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou


255. “Don't let the man bring you down.”


256. “I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” – Maya Angelou


257. “the true nature of the human heart is as whimsical as spring weather. All signals may aim toward a fall of rain when suddenly the skies will clear.”


258. “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


259. 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


260. “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou


261. “Nothing will work unless you do. ” — Maya Angelou


262. “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.”


263. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Maya Angelou


264. “I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” – Maya Angelou


265. Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else. — Maya Angelou


266. “Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.”


267. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”— Maya Angelou


268. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou


269. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Maya Angelou


270. “It was a little light, but she aimed it directly at the gloom of ignorance.”


271. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ― Maya Angelou


272. "Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou


273. “Be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud.”


274. “If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.”


275. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou


276. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”


277. “If more Africans had eaten missionaries, the continent would be in better shape.”


278. “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


279. “Here on the pulse of this new day


280. “All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us all that we are more alike than we are unalike.”


281. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”


282. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”


283. Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. —Maya Angelou


284. “No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.”- Maya Angelou


285. “While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of mans humanity to a man.”


286. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” — Maya Angelou


287. “You can't get too high for somebody to bring you down.”


288. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ―Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter


289. “In an unfamiliar culture, it is wise to offer no innovations, no suggestions, or lessons.”


290. “When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time.”


291. "In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.. —Maya Angelou


292. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” ~ Maya Angelou


293. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ­­— Maya Angelou


294. “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” ― Maya Angelou


295. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ” – Maya Angelou


296. “In all my work, I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?’”


297. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” - Maya Angelou, poet and activist


298. “You rose into my life like a promised sunrise, brightening my days with the light in your eyes. I’ve never been so strong. Now I’m where I belong.” – Maya Angelou


299. If we lose our love and self-respect and respect for each other, this is how we will finally die. — Maya Angelou


300. My mother shed her protective love down around me, and without knowing why, people sensed that I had value. – Maya Angelou


301. “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” ― Maya Angelou


302. To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” — Maya Angelou


303. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself”


304. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” –Maya Angelou


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


306. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.” – Maya Angelou


307. “First we became friendly, then we became sister friends. When she finally told me I was her daughter, I knew I had found home. Sitting”


308. “Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.”


309. “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”


310. All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.


311. “A BRAVE AND STARTLING TRUTH


312. “Can I do it? I'd rather not try and fail."


313. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” — Maya Angelou


314. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ­­—Maya Angelou, writer. Here are more Maya Angelou quotes that will uplift and inspire you.


315. Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. - Maya Angelou


316. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”


317. ​​“You alone are enough. you have nothing to prove to anybody.” - Maya Angelou


318. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou


319. “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”—Maya Angelou


320. “Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.” — Maya Angelou


321. “Before he could bring his lips together, his teeth fell, no, actually his teeth jumped, out of his mouth.”


322. “The Black woman in the South who raises sons, grandsons and nephews had her heartstrings tied to a hanging noose.”


323. “I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”


324. “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.”


325. “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” ― Maya Angelou


326. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.


327. “If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”– Maya Angelou, poet and activist


328. “A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”


329. “People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel”


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


331. “If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


332. “Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.”


333. “But still, like air, I’ll rise.”


334. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ” — Maya Angelou


335. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou


336. “In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou


337. “Nothing hurts more than realizing they meant everything to you, but you meant nothing to them.” — Maya Angelou


338. “All knowledge is spendable currency, depending on the market.”


339. “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


340. “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.”


341. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” —Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and poet


342. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~ Maya Angelou


343. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


344. “I sustain myself with the love of family.” ~Maya Angelou


345. “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou


346. Nothing will work unless you do.


347. "Love liberates. It doesn't just hold—that's ego.” — Maya Angelou


348. “When things were very bad his soul just crawled behind his heart and curled up and went to sleep”


349. "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou


350. “You are loved. I repeat. you are loved.” – Maya Angelou


351. “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou


352. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” -- Maya Angelou


353. "A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”—Maya Angelou


354. “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.”


355. “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.”


356. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”– Maya Angelou


357. “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, Author and Poet


358. “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”


359. “I was basically good. Not understood, and not even liked, but even so, just, and better than just. I was merciful.”


360. Every storm runs out of rain. - Maya Angelou.


361. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou


362. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou


363. “See, you don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.”


364. “In all my work what I try to say is that as human beings we are more alike than we are unalike.”


365. “I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.


366. When you learn, teach. When you get, give. —Maya Angelou


367. “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


368. “Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight.”


369. “I want you to learn that you cannot have anything without working for it. The only way you can be taken advantage of is if you think you can get something for nothing.”


370. “Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”


371. How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!


372. “All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou


373. “While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.”


374. “I sustain myself with the love of my family.” -Maya Angelou


375. “Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else. ” – Maya Angelou


376. 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


377. The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood. - Maya Angelou


378. “You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.”


379. “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


380. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” — Maya Angelou


381. “No one can take the place of a friend, no one.”


382. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ―Maya Angelou


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


384. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” —Maya Angelou


385. “A Friend May Be Waiting Behind A Stranger’S Face.” — Maya Angelou


386. A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou


387. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.”


388. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou (1928-2014), poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist


389. “You should never make someone a priority who views you as an option.”


390. “Nothing will work unless you do” – Maya Angelou


391. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Maya Angelou


392. “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


393. “I know for sure that loves saves me and that it is here to save us all.” – Maya Angelou


394. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou.


395. “When Great Trees Fall


396. “Childhood's logic never asks to be proved (all conclusions are absolute).”


397. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou, Poet


398. “She told herself that she wasn’t a fancy cook but that she could “mix groceries well enough to scare hunger away from starving a man.” -Maya Angelou


399. "Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” — Maya Angelou


400. “No sun outlasts its sunset but will rise again and bring the dawn.” – Maya Angelou


401. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou


402. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou


403. “We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”


404. “Soft you day, be velvet soft,


405. “We clap hands and welcome the peace of Christmas. We beckon this good season to wait a while with us.” ~ Maya Angelou


406. “Life was cheap and death entirely free.”


407. “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.”


408. “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.”


409. “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”


410. “In an unfamiliar culture, it is wise to offer no innovations, no suggestions, or lessons. The epitome of sophistication is utter simplicity.”


411. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. Maya Angelou


412. “All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.”


413. “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.”


414. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” ~Maya Angelou


415. “The trouble for the thief is not how to steal the chief's bugle, but where to blow it,”


416. “In the flush of love’s light. we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are. and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou


417. “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


418. “Does my sexiness upset you?


419. “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


420. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ” ― Maya Angelou


421. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”


422. “If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”- Maya Angelou


423. “She said that I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy.”


424. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou


425. “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


426. Maya Angelou is trying to explain here that you cannot always just be receiving, you must be able to give back too.


427. All great achievements require time. -Maya Angelou


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


429. “To those who have given up on love: I say, "Trust life a little bit.”


430. “Let nothing dim the light that shines from within".”


431. “But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams


432. "if You Have Only One Smile In You, Give It To The People You Love."– Maya Angelou


433. “History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage need not be lived again.”


434. “You may not control all the events that happen to you. but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”—Maya Angelou


435. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.”