30 Best Maya Angelou Quotes

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Read 30 best motivational Maya Angelou quotes and sayings: She was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. Here we share best collection of quotes by Maya Angelou with you!

1. All great achievements require time.

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2. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

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3. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

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4. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

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

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6. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

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7. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

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8. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

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9. Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

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

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11. You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.

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12. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

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13. Bitterness is cancer – it eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure.

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14. The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.

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15. If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

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16. There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.

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17. Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It’s very clear.

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18. I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.

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19. I think that that’s the wisest thing – to prevent illness before we try to cure something.

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20. The loss of young first love is so painful that it borders on the ludicrous.

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21. I had given up some youth for knowledge, but my gain was more valuable than the loss.

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

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

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24. Achievement brings its own anticlimax.

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25. Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.

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26. I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings.

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

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

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

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30. Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

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