Maya Angelou at Her Best: 8 Quotable Quotes

Let these words from the beloved poet and civil rights activist inspire you.

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Try to be a rainbow

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in someone’s cloud. —Maya Angelou

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told,

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“I’m with you, kid. Let’s go.” —Maya Angelou

Nothing will work

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unless you do. —Maya Angelou

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I’ve learned that

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people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou

If you don’t like something, change it.

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If you can’t change it, change your attitude. —Maya Angelou

When someone shows you who they are,

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believe them the first time. —Maya Angelou

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If we lose love and self respect for each other,

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this is how we finally die. —Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats

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but we must not be defeated. —Maya Angelou


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