Maya Angelou at Her Best: 8 Quotable Quotes

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

Compiled by Meera Jagannathan
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    Try to be a rainbow

     in someone’s cloud. —Maya Angelou

    Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told,

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

    Nothing will work

    unless you do. —Maya Angelou

    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. —Maya Angelou

    If you don’t like something, change it.

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

    When someone shows you who they are,

    believe them the first time. —Maya Angelou

    If we lose love and self respect for each other,

    this is how we finally die. —Maya Angelou

    We may encounter many defeats

    but we must not be defeated. —Maya Angelou


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