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Maya Angelou Quote: “I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Everything costs and costs the earth.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “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.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “When I passed forty I dropped pretense, ’cause men like women who got some sense.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “When things were very bad his soul just crawled behind his heart and curled up and went to sleep.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of nature at the same time she is caught in the tripartite crossfire of masculine prejudice, white illogical hate and Black lack of power.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “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.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Creativity or talent, like electricity, is something I don’t understand but something I’m able to harness and use.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Sometimes guns really matter. Protecting those who need protection – children, women, minorities in rough parts of town, old folks living in places where cops aren’t nearby. Guns are true empowerment for the powerless.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Be courageous, but not foolhardy. Walk proud as you are.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “When I was asked to do something good, I often say yes, I’ll try, yes, I’ll do my best. And part of that is believing, if God loves me, if God made everything from leaves to seals and oak trees, then what is it I can’t do?”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Achievement brings its own anticlimax.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Life offers us tickets to places which we have not knowingly asked for.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Tragedy, no matter how sad, becomes boring to those not caught in its addictive caress.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “I think that that’s the wisest thing – to prevent illness before we try to cure something.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Everyone has at least one story, and each of us is funny if we admit it. You have to admit you’re the funniest person you’ve ever heard of.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “I don’t think modesty is a very good virtue, if it is a virtue at all. A modest person will drop the modesty in a minute. It’s a learned affectation.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “The truth is you never can leave home. You take it with you everywhere you go. It’s under your skin. It moves the tongue or slows it, colors the thinking, impedes upon the logic.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Now, after years of observation and enough courage to admit what I have observed, I try to plant peace if I do not want discord; to plant loyalty and honesty if I want to avoid betrayal and lies.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Shelter Network’s programs and services are a rainbow in the clouds for homeless children and adults.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “The black kids, the poor white kids, Spanish-speaking kids, and Asian kids in the US – in the face of everything to the contrary, they still bop and bump, shout and go to school somehow. Their optimism gives me hope.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “He was a simple man who had no inferiority complex about his lack of education, and even more amazing no superiority complex because he had succeeded despite that lack.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “When a person is going through hell, and she encounters someone who went through hellish hell and survived, then she can say, ‘Mine is not so bad as all that. She came through, and so can I.’”
Maya Angelou Quote: “We must infuse our lives with art. Our national leaders must be informed that we want them to use our taxes to support street theatre in order to oppose street gangs. We should have a well-supported regional theatre in order to oppose regionalism and.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “When people see the laughing face, even if they’re jealous of it, their burden is lightened. But do it first for yourself. Laugh and dare to try to love somebody, starting with yourself.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright’s pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “The intensity with which young people live demands that they “blank out” as often as possible.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Continue to plant a kiss of concern on the cheek of the sick and the aged and infirm and count that actions as natural and to be expected.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Black women have not historically stood in the pulpit, but that doesn’t undermine the fact that they built the churches and maintain the pulpits.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Blacks concede that hurrawing, jibing, jiving, signifying, disrespecting, cursing, even outright insults might be acceptable under particular conditions, but aspersions cast against one’s family call for immediate attack.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Hope does not take away your problems. It can lift you above them.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “And one of my absolute favorite quotes of all-time, one that I’ve adopted as one of my greatest life mottos: Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.””
Maya Angelou Quote: “The loss of young first love is so painful that it borders on the ludicrous.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “My people had used music to soothe slavery’s torment or to propitiate God, or to describe the sweetness of love and the distress of lovelessness, but I knew no race could sing and dance its way to freedom.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “It’s hard because people think they have something to lose and the truth is they have everything to gain in trying to love somebody.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “I’m young as morning and fresh as dew. Everybody loves me and so do you.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “The first thing I do in the morning when I awaken is say, ‘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.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “One of the saddest things in the world is to see a cynical young person.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “It’s wonderful that whenever Patsy Cline’s name is mentioned, people’s voices fall and they become right sentimental. And, rightly so.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “I am a very religious person, so it is the presence of God, the constant unwavering, unrelenting presence of God which continues to help me to keep a character which I am proud to show.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “If you happen to fall in love with someone in another race, it’s more difficult, because you have to translate yourself.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, ‘I’m not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.’ Timidity keeps people from their good. They are afraid to say, ‘Yes, I deserve it.’”
Maya Angelou Quote: “I have a feeling that I make a very good friend, and I’m a good mother, and a good sister, and a good citizen. I am involved in life itself – all of it. And I have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “On the day of your birth, the Creator filled countless storehouses, set aside for your use and yours alone.”
Maya Angelou Quote: “Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops.”
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