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.


Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.     

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

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

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You forgive yourself for every failure because you are trying to do the right thing. God knows that and you know it. Nobody else may know it.     

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It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.     

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

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

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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.     

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

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Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.     

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

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You are not a product of your circumstances but a product of your decisions     

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

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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.     

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Love liberates. It doesn't bind.     

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As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.     

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

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

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Customers may forget what you said but they'll never forget how you made them feel.     

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I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.     

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Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It's very clear.     

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

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.     

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

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You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. 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 of you.     

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It is time for parents to teach young people that in diversity there is beauty & there is strength     

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Continue. Be loving and be strong. Be fierce and be kind. And don't give in and don't give up.     

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A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.     

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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.     

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

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