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35 Maya Angelou Quotes On Courage And Success

Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928, as Marguerite Johnson. She gained her name Maya from her elder brother. Her parents divorced when she was young. After that, with her brother, she went to live with her grandmother. She went to San Francisco when she won a scholarship. These Maya Angelou quotes are inspirational, these quotes teach us about women, love, success, and courage.

In San Francisco, Maya Angelou had her life changed as African Americans had extra human rights and were treated more politely. Maya educated on how to lead a life of self-respect from her mother. At the age of 16, Maya gave birth to a son. In 1972, she was selected for a Pulitzer Prize for her play. In 2000, she also won the Presidential Medal of Arts and in 2008, the Lincoln medal. She has also won three Grammy awards. Maya Angelou has made an immense effect on poetry and drama in the U.S. Her inspiration embellish today in many parts of the world.

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35 Maya Angelou Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Go,” she whispered. “Go. Show them you spell your name W-O-M-A-N.” Maya Angelou
  3. “I am a Woman/Phenomenally./Phenomenal Woman,/that’s me.” Maya Angelou
  4. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou
  5. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Maya Angelou

  6. “I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.” Maya Angelou
  7. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” Maya Angelou
  8. “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
  9. “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life.’” Maya Angelou
  10. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

  11. “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” Maya Angelou
  12. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself: to forgive. Forgive everybody.” Maya Angelou
  13. “Life likes to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go!’” Maya Angelou
  14. “Lift up your hearts, Each new hour holds new chances For new beginnings.” Maya Angelou
  15. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou

  16. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” Maya Angelou
  17. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” Maya Angelou
  18. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
  19. “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” Maya Angelou
  20. “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou

  21. “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill/of things unknown but longed for still/and his tune is heard on the distant hill/for the caged birds sings of freedom.” Maya Angelou
  22. “The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.” Maya Angelou
  23. “To those who are given much, much is expected.” Maya Angelou
  24. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou
  25. “Only equals can become friends.” Maya Angelou

  26. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou
  27. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou
  28. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” Maya Angelou
  29. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou

  30. “While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.” Maya Angelou

  31. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” Maya Angelou
  32. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” Maya Angelou
  33. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.” Maya Angelou
  34. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou
  35. “I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” Maya Angelou

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