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Maya Angelou Quote: “Strong women- precious jewels all- their humanness is evident in their accessibility. We are able to enter into the spirit of these women and rejoice in their warmth and courage.”

Strong women- precious jewels all- their humanness is evident in their accessibility. We are able to enter into the spirit of these women and rejoice in their warmth and courage.

— Maya Angelou



Maya Angelou Quote: “We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.”

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.”

Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”

I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.”

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.”

We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.”

My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.

— Maya Angelou


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

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

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.”

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.”

Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Don’t bring negative to my door.”

Don’t bring negative to my door.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “If it is true that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, isn’t it also true a society is only as healthy as its sickest citizen and only as wealthy as its most deprived?”

If it is true that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, isn’t it also true a society is only as healthy as its sickest citizen and only as wealthy as its most deprived?

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “You may not remember what a person said to you, you may not remember what a person did to you, but you will never forget how a person made you feel!”

You may not remember what a person said to you, you may not remember what a person did to you, but you will never forget how a person made you feel!

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “I know why the caged bird sings.”

I know why the caged bird sings.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy.”

She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.”

And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “We are all human; therefore, nothing human can be alien to us.”

We are all human; therefore, nothing human can be alien to us.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.”

Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “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.”

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.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Love liberates. Love – not sentimentality, not mush – but true love gives you enough courage that you can say to somebody, “Don’t do that, baby.” And the person will know you’re not preaching but teaching.”

Love liberates. Love – not sentimentality, not mush – but true love gives you enough courage that you can say to somebody, “Don’t do that, baby.” And the person will know you’re not preaching but teaching.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “You build your ‘COURAGE MUSCLE’ daily, by being courageous in little things. Just do right...”

You build your ‘COURAGE MUSCLE’ daily, by being courageous in little things. Just do right...

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “When you know you are of worth, you don’t have to raise your voice, you don’t have to become rude, you don’t have to become vulgar; you just are. And you are like the sky is, as the air is, the same way water is wet. It doesn’t have to protest.”

When you know you are of worth, you don’t have to raise your voice, you don’t have to become rude, you don’t have to become vulgar; you just are. And you are like the sky is, as the air is, the same way water is wet. It doesn’t have to protest.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “You have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything. Everything.”

You have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything. Everything.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Love is many things. It is varied. One thing love is not, is unsure.”

Love is many things. It is varied. One thing love is not, is unsure.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “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!”

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!

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “We are not our brother’s keeper we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community.”

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

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.”

Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”

I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Lord keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.”

Lord keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, ‘I have fallen, but I will get up.’”

Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, ‘I have fallen, but I will get up.’

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally.”

It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.”

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “A joyful spirit is evidence of a grateful heart.”

A joyful spirit is evidence of a grateful heart.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up – lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.”

If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up – lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure.”

Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness.”

My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.”

I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Only equals make friends, every other relationship is contrived and off balance.”

Only equals make friends, every other relationship is contrived and off balance.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold, that’s ego. Love liberates.”

Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold, that’s ego. Love liberates.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the universe.”

When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the universe.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “We need much less than we think we need.”

We need much less than we think we need.

— Maya Angelou


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

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

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.”

I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Poetry gave me back my voice.”

Poetry gave me back my voice.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.”

I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.”

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

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough.”

The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “If you have, give. If you learn, teach.”

If you have, give. If you learn, teach.

— Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quote: “If I’m here, I’ll be trying to be a better human being, a better writer, a better friend and a better beloved.”

If I’m here, I’ll be trying to be a better human being, a better writer, a better friend and a better beloved.

— Maya Angelou

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