100+ Maya Angelou Quotes - American poet & singer

Maya Angelou Quotes

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Maya Angelou Quotes on Womanhood

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I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.


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.

Great Relationship Quotes by Maya Angelou

Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age.


When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Education

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.


We must create a climate where people agree that human beings are more alike than unalike. The only way to do that is through education.

Maya Angelou Quotes About Strength

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go  out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.


One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou Quotes about Self Worth

Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don’t want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine researches on a cure for whatever truly afflict you.


Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes on Graduation

People will never forget how you made them feel.


The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.


I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.

Reading & Writing Quotes by Maya Angelou

Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way round, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.


I want to write so well that a person is 30 or 40 pages in a book of mine … before she realizes she’s reading.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Phenomenal Women

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 am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” ―Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes Feminist

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.


Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.

Maya Angelou Quotes about Happiness

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


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.

Motivational Quotes by Maya Angelou

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style


My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.

Maya Angelou Quotes about Success

All great achievements require time.


Success is loving life and daring to live it.

My Mission in Life by Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Maya Angelou Quotes on Leadership

Even here in America, we felt the cool, refreshing breeze of freedom when Nelson Mandela took the seat of Presidency in his country where formerly he was not even allowed to vote. We were enlarged by tears of pride as we saw Nelson Mandela’s former prison guards invited, courteously, by him to watch from the front rows his inauguration.

Maya Angelou Still i Rise Quotes

But still, like dust, I’ll rise.


You may trod me in the very dirt


With your bitter, twisted lies,


You may write me down in history


Why are you beset with gloom?


Does my sassiness upset you?


Pumping in my living room.


‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells


With the certainty of tides,


Just like moons and like suns,


Still I’ll rise.


Just like hopes springing high,


Shoulders falling down like teardrops.


Did you want to see me broken?


Bowed head and lowered eyes?


Does my haughtiness offend you?


Weakened by my soulful cries.


‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines


Don’t you take it awful hard


You may shoot me with your words,


Diggin’ in my own back yard.


You may kill me with your hatefulness,


You may cut me with your eyes,


Does my sexiness upset you?


But still, like air, I’ll rise.


That I dance like I’ve got diamonds


Does it come as a surprise


At the meeting of my thighs?


Up from a past that’s rooted in pain


Out of the huts of history’s shame


I rise


Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.


I rise


I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,


Leaving behind nights of terror and fear


I rise


Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear


I am the dream and the hope of the slave.


I rise


Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,


Is it true the ribs can tell The kick of a beast from a Lover’s fist?


I rise


I rise


The years And cold defeat live deep in Lines along my face. They dull my eyes, yet I keep on dying, Because I love to live.”


I rise.

Maya Angelou Friendship Quotes

Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.


A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.


The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Aging

To those who have given up on love: I say, “Trust life a little bit.


Mostly, what I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one’s bones and cragginess of one’s once-silken skin, is this: Do it. By all means, do it.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Self Love

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.


You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.

Quotes on Mother by Maya Angelou

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.


There’s a place in you that you must keep inviolate. You must keep it pristine. Clean. So that nobody has a right to curse you or treat you badly. Nobody. No mother, father, no wife, no husband, no­­­-nobody. You have to have a place where you say: ‘Stop it. Back up. Don’t you know I’m a child of God?

Maya Angelou Quotes about Family

I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.


I sustain myself with the love of family.

Maya Angelou Quotes about Struggle

Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory.


It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.

Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes

The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library


Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.

Brothers & Sisters Quotes by Maya Angelou

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.


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 Quotes on Sisterhood

I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at. It’s a serious matter. You compromise, you give, you take, you stand firm, and you’re relentless…And it is an investment. Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.


I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.


Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.

Amazing Life Quotes by Maya Angelou

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.


“Don’t let the incidents which take place in life brings you low. And certainly don’t whine. You can be brought low, that’s OK, but don’t be reduced by them. Just say, “That’s life.”

Maya Angelou Quotes on Beauty

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.


Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.


We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Love

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.


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

Maya Angelou Quotes on Son

Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love?


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.


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If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.


I would ask every man and every woman who’s had the blessing of having children, ‘Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love?’ To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the laws say, ‘I forbid you from loving this person’?

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