25 Great Quotes From Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou

She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights, activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Wikipedia

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I do my best because I’m counting on you counting on me”

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“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them”

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“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated”

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“Lift up your hearts Each new hour holds new chances For new beginnings”

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“Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else”

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”

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“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded”

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“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others”

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“When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else”

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“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done, to try and love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return”

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“Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman”

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“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back”

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“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated”

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