Quotes from Maya Angelou

Quotes from Maya Angelou

  1. 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.
  2. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
  3. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
  4. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
  5. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
  6. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
  7. Nothing will work unless you do.
  8. I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
  9. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but the thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
  10. Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
  11. Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
  12. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
  13. If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
  14. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
  15. Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

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