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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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I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility

Mankind Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments- can see a possibility of hope.

Moments Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.

Money Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."

Nature Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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We all need the waters of the Mercy River. Though they don't run deep, there's usually enough, just enough, for the extravagance of our lives.

Needs Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Opportunity Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Persistence Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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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.

Potential Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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I answer the heroic question "Death, where is they sting?" with "It is here in my heart and mind and memories."

Questioning Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Singers and singing Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

Support 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.

Tenderness 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.

Tenderness Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Fantasy 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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The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.

Blood 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.

Change Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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Language. I loved it. And for a long time I would think of myself, of my whole body, as an ear.

Language Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Music Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Miscellaneous 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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Maya Angelou

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