Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
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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.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.
Even if you encounter many defeats, do not be defeated.
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 bird
sings of freedom.
Nothing will work unless you do it
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
The more you use up creativity, the more of it you will have
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.
People may forget your words, your actions but they will never forget the feelings that you gave them
You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.
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.
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before.
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.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.
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.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude about it. Don't complain.
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
I sustain myself with the love of family.
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