20 Famous Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou is a poet and author. She’s well known for her autobiographies as well as winning a bunch of awards. Below are a few of her quotes.

“All great achievements require time.”

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

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”

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

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

“Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.”

“I believe that every person is born with talent.”

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”

“There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.”

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

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

“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.”

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

“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.”

“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.”

“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”

“All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.”

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