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Best Maya Angelou Quotes about Motivation, Success, Love & Life

Best Maya Angelou Quotes Collections about Motivation, Success, Love & Life! Maya Angelou’s full name was Marguerite Ann Johnson, born on April 4, 1928. She became an actor, writer, director, producer of plays, movies, public television programs, American artist, and poet. She wrote seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and a lot of poetry in her time. More than 50 years ago, Maya starred in many plays, movies, and TV shows.

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She was given a lot of awards and more than 30 honorary doctorates. For her series of seven autobiographies, which was focused on her childhood and early adulthood, Angelou is one of the best-known people in the world. In addition, there was a book called “I Know Why the Caged Chicken Sings”(1969) that told the story of her life up until the age of 17. It made her famous and helped people know her.

She has been honored with protecting black culture via her writing and is highly regarded as a voice for black people and women. Unfortunately, her essays have been banned from specific American libraries, although they are still widely utilized in colleges and schools worldwide.

She did work with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X as part of the Civil rights Movement. On two presidential committees, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts; she also received the Lincoln Medal in 2008. More than thirty honorary degrees have been awarded to Angelou. Maya Angelou died when she was 86 years old, yet her inspiring literary quotations will always be remembered worldwide.

Best Cute Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes 2022:

1. “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.”

2. “The needs of a society determine its ethics.” —1969

3. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” —Undated

4. “You don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.” —1969

5. “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” —Undated

6. “You can never be great at anything unless you love it.” —2000

7. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” —2009

8. “Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood.” —2009

9. “Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.” —2009

10. “The first thing I do in the morning when I awaken is saying, ‘Thank you, Lord!’ I’m grateful to be alive, and I’m going to try to tell the truth as well as I know and tell it as eloquently as I can so that people can hear it.” —2012

11. “I thank God that I’ve lived long enough to see what I have seen, and I pray that people will continue to do better. We are doing better, it may not seem so, but there was a time when people were lynched in the middle of the street and it was not against the law. We are doing better, but we have so much more to do.” —2012

12. “I’m grateful to be of use. I will not be misused or abused, but I will be of use to anybody.” —2012

13. “I have a certain way of being in this world, and I shall not, I shall not be moved.” —2014

14. “When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else.” —2014

15. “Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive.” —2014

16. “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.”

17. “I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.”

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

19. “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”

20. “This is a beautiful day, I’ve never seen this one before.”

21. “There is a spirit in all music, the spirit has the ability to conjure up thoughts even pictures of something that happened or you wished would happen or you anticipate happening. Music has the ability to create ideas in you and me.”

20. “Peace my brother, peace my sister, peace my soul.”

21. “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.”

22. “I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.”

23. “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.”

24. “Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity. Take up the battle, take it up! It’s yours, this is your life, this is your world.”

25. “Listen to yourself and in that quietude, you might hear the voice of God.”

26. “We are not our brother’s keeper; we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community.

27. “The honorary duty of a human being is to love.”

28. “The greatest gift we give to each other is the telling of the truth.”

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

30. “You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it…”

31. “Dear Creator, You, the borderless
sea of substance, we ask you to give to all the
the world that which we need most—Peace.”

32. “I had to trust life since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it.”

33. “The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me. It’s fascinating because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today. I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for the overcoming.”

34. “Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still, I’ll rise.”

35. “My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.”

36. “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.”

37. “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 their color; equal in importance no matter their texture.”

38. “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.”

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

40. “Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.”

41. “Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.”

42. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

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

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

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

46. “What I really want to do is be a representative of my race, of the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and to love and to laugh.”

47. “I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because love liberates. Love liberates it doesn’t just hold, that’s ego, love liberates!”

48. “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.”

49. “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.”

50. “If we tolerate vulgarity our future will sway and fall under a burden of ignorance. It need not be so. We have the brains and the heart to face our futures bravely. Taking responsibility for the time we take up and the space we occupy.”

51. “If you are going down a road and don’t like what’s in front of you and look behind you and don’t like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!”

52. “I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.”

53. “It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air; we all have it or none of us has it.”

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

55. “There’s a marked difference between acquaintances and friends. Most people really don’t become friends. They become deep and serious acquaintances. But in a friendship you get to know the spirit of another person, and your values coincide.”

56. “When you know you are of worth — not asking it but knowing it — you walk into a room with a particular power.”

57. “I learned a long time ago, the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.”

58. “I sustain myself with the love of family.”

59. “If you have done the best you can do and if you have gotten all you could extract from something — you have given all you had to give, then the time has come when you can do no more than say thank you and move on.”

60. “The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.”

61. “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.”

62. “We are here to love each other. That is why you are alive. That is what life is for.”

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

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

65. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”

66. “I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you.”

67. “You can see in others what they don’t see in themselves and what the world doesn’t see in them. We all have that possibility, that potential, and that promise of seeing beyond the seeming.”

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

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

70. “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”

71. “I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”

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

73. “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.”

74. “We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.”

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

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