Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou ( April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.

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Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

I sustain myself with the love of family.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.

I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory.

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.

Faith is the evidence of the unseen.

If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."

I believe that every person is born with talent.

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.

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

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.

You rose into my life like a promised sunrise, brightening my days with the light in your eyes. I've never been so strong. Now I'm where I belong.

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

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.

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