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Maya Angelou Quotes

Poet
Born On
1928-04-04
Died On
2014-05-28
Birth Place
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Death Place
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Birth Sign
aries
Father
Bailey Johnson
Mother
Vivian Baxter Johnson
Spouse
Enistasious Tosh Angelos, Paul du Feu
Nationality
American
Education
George Washington High School, California Labor School

I believe that every person is born with talent.

Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou

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.

Maya Angelou

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Maya Angelou

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

Maya Angelou

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

Life Acceptance Age Selection
Maya Angelou

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Maya Angelou

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Maya Angelou

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

Maya Angelou

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

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.

Maya Angelou

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.

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.

Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

Maya Angelou