Quotes By Maya Angelou
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”Tags: attributed, attributed-no-source, education, intelligence, knowledge, unsourced
“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.”Tags: 1993, advice, complaining, inspirational
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”Tags: be-yourself, self-determination
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”Tags: character, consistency, courage, determination, essence, ethos, fortitude, goodness, inspiration, life-lessons, persistence, resolve, self-reliance, strength, virtue, virtues
“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”Tags: oprah-s-thank-you-game, people
“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”Tags: ambition, inspirational, wisdom
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”-Maya Angelou
“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.”Tags: humor, inspirational, life
“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.”-Maya Angelou
“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.”Tags: adversity, character, failure, perseverance
“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
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”Tags: courage, love, trust
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”Tags: 2008, advice
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”Tags: loneliness, music, refuge
“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”-Maya Angelou
“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
(Popular misquote of “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”)”Tags: be-yourself, inspirational, misquote, self-determination
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”Tags: 1970, inspirational, stories, writing
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”-Maya Angelou
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”Tags: inspiration
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