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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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.     

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

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

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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.     

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

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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 may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.     

Maya Angelou

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

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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.     

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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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We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.     

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

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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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The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labour.     

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The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.     

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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.     

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Rainbows are people whose lives are bright, shining examples for others.     

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

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Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.     

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

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when we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.     

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The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination.     

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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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The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.     

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Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself.     

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

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Prepare yourself so that you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud.     

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There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.     

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