Born 4th April 1928 and died 28th May 2014, Maya Angelou was an African American woman, struggling in the United States during a period of much racist oppression. This oppression was increased by the fact that she was a woman. Yet despite the hardships she endured, her beautiful words of compassion, understanding, love and wisdom gave hope to millions worldwide. Best known for the many books she has authored, Maya was a beautiful human being and writer in every way.
“She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being, She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace.” Quote by Guy B Johnson from the official website.
Maya Angelou Quotes
Maya is very well known for her many “I have learned” quotes, though which she has kindly shared her wisdom and wonderfully warm thoughts with the rest of the world. Here are some of her beautiful quotes to be shared with the world as a celebration of her wonderful blessed life.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.”
“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
“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.”
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
“You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.”
“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”
“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still like AIR, I’LL RISE.”
“All great achievements require time.”
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”
“No matter happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow.”
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