100+ Maya Angelou Quotes - American poet & singer

Maya Angelou Quotes

A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.


Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you,


humiliated before you, raped before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do.


“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.”


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”


The honorary duty of a human being is to love.


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


A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will


without preteens and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.


When you know better you do better.


I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all.


Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.


The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblended by formal education.


The sisters and brothers that you meet give you the materials which your character uses to build itself. It is said that some people are born great, others achieve it, some have it thrust upon them. In truth, the ways in which your character is built have to do with all three of those. Those around you, those you choose, and those who choose you.


If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.


We must be warriors in the struggle against ignorance


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


I am a woman phenomenally, phenomenal woman that is your grandmother that is your mother that is your sister, that is you and that is me.


My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.


I will write on the pages of history what I want them to say. I will be myself. I will speak my own name.


I never have written every day. When I’m writing a book, I write Monday through Friday. I always try to take Saturday and pretend to have some sanity.


My pride had been starched by a family who assumed unlimited authority in its own affairs.


The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.


Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.

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