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quote by Maya Angelou: The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay -- and rise! with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay -- and rise!

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: There's something which impels us to show our inner souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

There's something which impels us to show our inner souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I've still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa, can say, 'You know, that's the truth. I wasn't ther… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I've still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa, can say, 'You know, that's the truth. I wasn't there, and I wasn't a six-foot black girl, but that's the truth.'

--Maya Angelou



quote by Maya Angelou: I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearn… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Cooking certain dishes, like roast pork, reminds me of my mother. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Cooking certain dishes, like roast pork, reminds me of my mother.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Don't let the incidents which take place in life bring you low. And certainly don't whine. You can be brought low, that's OK, but don't be reduced by them. Just say, 'That's life.' with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Don't let the incidents which take place in life bring you low. And certainly don't whine. You can be brought low, that's OK, but don't be reduced by them. Just say, 'That's life.'

--Maya Angelou

quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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
quote by Maya Angelou: History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become fr… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I'm very, very serious -- I'm serious enough not to take myself too seriously. That means I can be completely wedded to the moment. But when I leave that moment, I want to be completely wedded to the… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I'm very, very serious -- I'm serious enough not to take myself too seriously. That means I can be completely wedded to the moment. But when I leave that moment, I want to be completely wedded to the next moment.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addic… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous -- that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous -- that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.' with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. with background image: mountains covered with fog
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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.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.


quote by Maya Angelou: I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: 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. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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
quote by Maya Angelou: If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. with background image: pink dahlia in bloom
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If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

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.


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