Maya Angelou Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old maya angelou quotes, maya angelou sayings, and maya angelou proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.     

Maya Angelou

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.     

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

Maya Angelou

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

I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.     

Maya Angelou

If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.     

Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good Morning' at total strangers.     

Maya Angelou

Reality has changed chameleonlike before my eyes so many times that I have learned, or am learning, to trust almost anything except what appears to be so.     

Maya Angelou

This bed yawns beneath the weight of our absent selves.     

Maya Angelou

I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous - that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do.     

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I know something better is on the road for me.     

Maya Angelou

As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel.      

Maya Angelou

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

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

Before you criticize a man, you should walk a mile in his shoes.      

Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, chage your attitude.     

Maya Angelou

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

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning good morning at total strangers.     

Maya Angelou

You can only become great at something you are willing to sacrifice for.     

Maya Angelou

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.     

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

Success is loving life and daring to live it.     

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

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

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leap fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.     

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.     

Maya Angelou

Never make someone a priority, when all you are to them is an option.     

Maya Angelou