Maya Angelou Quotes

110 Maya Angelou quotes:

"The future is plump with promise."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"Mrs. Parks is for me probably what the Statute of Liberty was for immigrants. She stood for the future, and the better future."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; beaten before you; humiliated before you; raped before you; yet, someone SURVIVED"
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Hurt Quotes
"Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace,love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"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."
"I am serious, so I laugh a lot. You need to laugh. You don't laugh enough. I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Laughter Quotes
"Then I went back to my mother when I was 13 and she was ready for me."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder -- in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever."
"Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence -- neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish -- it is an imponderably valuable gift. Each of us has a few minutes a day or a few hours a week which we could donate to an old folks home or a children's hospital ward. The elderly whose pillows we plump or whose water pitchers we refill may or may not thank us for our gift, but the gift is upholding the foundation of the universe."

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