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Inspiring Maya Angelou Quotes

Updated: Apr 25

A jack of all trades and master of everything, Maya Angelou is widely regarded as a brilliant mind. She was a poet, storyteller, playwright, activist, and autobiographer.

Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou’s skills went far beyond the pen and paper. She was Hollywood’s first female African American director and also had a successful career as a singer, dancer, actress, and composer. Her time spent acting allowed her to truly get into the minds of her audience and explore the deep and raw emotions of the people groups around her.

Here are a dozen powerful, thought provoking Maya Angelou quotes:

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

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

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

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

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

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

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