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Maya Angelou Quotes

110 Maya Angelou quotes:

"Life loves the liver of it."
"Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well."
"A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent."
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."
"God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments- can see a possibility of hope."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"All God's children need traveling shoes."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"When a man tells you who he is...believe him."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."
"You did then what you knew how to do, And when you knew better, You did better."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Effective action is always unjust."
"Some of us are timid. We think we have something to lose so we don't try for that next hill."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes Conditioning Quotes
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Some people unable to go to school were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: College Quotes
"Courage allows the successful woman to fail-and learn powerful lessons-from the failure-so that in the end,she didn't fail at all."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy"
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Courtesy Quotes
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"The honorary duty of a human being is to love."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Those of us who have gathered here, ... we owe something from this minute on, so this gathering is not just another footnote on the pages of history."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Debt Quotes

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