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

Try to be a rainbowLaura Formisano
in someone’s cloud. —Maya Angelou

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told,

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told,Laura Formisano
“I’m with you, kid. Let’s go.” —Maya Angelou

Nothing will work

Nothing will workLaura Formisano
unless you do. —Maya Angelou

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I’ve learned that

I’ve learned thatLaura Formisano
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.

If you don’t like something, change it.Laura Formisano
If you can’t change it, change your attitude. —Maya Angelou

When someone shows you who they are,

When someone shows you who they are,Laura Formisano
believe them the first time. —Maya Angelou

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If we lose love and self respect for each other,

If we lose love and self respect for each other,Laura Formisano
this is how we finally die. —Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats

We may encounter many defeatsLaura Formisano
but we must not be defeated. —Maya Angelou

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