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54 Famous Quotes by Maya Angelou
4/4/1928 - (Present)
Also Known As:  
Dr. Maya Angelou     Marguerite Ann Johnson     Marguerite Annie Johnson
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The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not ent

African american Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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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.

Girls Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad itseems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned thatyou can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned thatregardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they'regone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing asmaking a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on bothhands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learned that wheneverI decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I'velearned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned thatevery day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, orjust a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what youdid, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Literary Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Joy Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Children Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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A woman's beauty is not a gift to man - only a bribe

Gifts Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Quality Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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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.

Birth Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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If men are God's gift to women, then God must really love gag gifts

Gifts Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Ignorance Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.

Needs Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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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.

Smile Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Change Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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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.

Action Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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I believe that every person is born with talent.

Belief Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Bitterness Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.

Colors Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Country Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.

Diversity Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no

Electricity Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Facts Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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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.

Feelings Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

Heroism Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.

Home Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

Luck Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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