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Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou was an American poet, a memoir writer, and a civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies ( biographies written by herself ), three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is actually credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning for over 50 years! She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.

“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

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“As soon as healing takes place, go out and somebody else” – Maya Angelou

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

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” – Maya Angelou

“Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.” – Maya Angelou

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou

“I was told many years ago by my grandmother who raised me: If somebody puts you on a road and you don’t feel comfortable on it and you look ahead and you don’t like the destination and you look behind and you don’t want to return to that place, step off the road.” – Maya Angelou

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“My work is to be honest. My work is to try to think clearly, then have the courage to make sure that what I say is the truth.” – Maya Angelou

is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your away.” – Maya Angelou

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou

“I not only have the right to stand up for myself, but I have the responsibility. I can’t ask somebody else to stand up for me if I won’t stand up for myself. And once you stand up for yourself, you’d be surprised that people say, “Can I be of help?”. ” – Maya Angelou

“We delight in the of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ” – Maya Angelou

“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“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

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.” – Maya Angelou

“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.” – Maya Angelou

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou

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

“We are only as blind as we want to be. ” – Maya Angelou

“I got my own back. ” – Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ” – Maya Angelou

“I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too. ” – Maya Angelou

“Determine to live life with flair and laughter. ” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. ” – Maya Angelou

“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it. ” – Maya Angelou

“Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.”- Maya Angelou

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it. ” – Maya Angelou

“Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. ” – Maya Angelou

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love ” – Maya Angelou

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

“We need much less than we think we need.” – Maya Angelou

“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” – Maya Angelou

“Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.” – Maya Angelou

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

“If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

try to be a rainbow in someones cloud

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud

What a beautiful quote for the month of October which is Mental Health awareness month. We all are going through challenges and each of us can make a difference in someone’s life.  REFLECT: Is there anyone that needs your help in anyway?RESPOND: What will you do today to apply this quote?INTEGRATE: Take

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