Maya Angelou Quotes (43 quotations)

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1. Achievement brings its own anticlimax. - Maya Angelou

2. All great achievements require time. - Maya Angelou

3. All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened. - Maya Angelou

4. 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. - Maya Angelou

5. By no amount of agile exercising of a wistful imagination could my mother have been called lenient. Generous she was; indulgent never. Kind, yes, permissive, never. In her world, people she accepted paddled their own canoes, pulled their own weight, put their own shoulders to their own plows and pushed like hell. - Maya Angelou

6. Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. - Maya Angelou

7. Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - Maya Angelou

8. Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. - Maya Angelou

9. Effective action is always unjust. - Maya Angelou

10. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelou

11. How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! - Maya Angelou

12. I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people. - Maya Angelou

13. I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. - Maya Angelou

14. I find it interresting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at commensurate speed. - Maya Angelou

15. I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. - Maya Angelou

16. I know why the caged bird sings. - Maya Angelou

17. I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness. - Maya Angelou

18. If someone tells you who they are, believe them. - Maya Angelou

19. If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. - Maya Angelou

20. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

21. If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. - Maya Angelou

22. If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers. - Maya Angelou

23. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. - Maya Angelou

24. Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.' - Maya Angelou

25. Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. - Maya Angelou

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