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Maya Angelou at Her Best: 8 Quotable Quotes

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

Laura Formisano

Try to be a rainbow

in someone’s cloud. —Maya Angelou

Laura Formisano

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told,

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

Laura Formisano

Nothing will work

unless you do. —Maya Angelou

Laura Formisano

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

Laura Formisano

If you don’t like something, change it.

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

Laura Formisano

When someone shows you who they are,

believe them the first time. —Maya Angelou

Laura Formisano

If we lose love and self respect for each other,

this is how we finally die. —Maya Angelou

Laura Formisano

We may encounter many defeats

but we must not be defeated. —Maya Angelou

Originally Published in Reader's Digest