Quotes by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou; born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

Quotes
Quote by Maya Angelou

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

Love, Laughing & Smile, Positive Sprüche
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Quote by Maya Angelou

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.

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

Love, Respect
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Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud!

Rainbows, Selflessness
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We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

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

Women
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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

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

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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.

Failures, New Beginning, Motivation
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Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

Love
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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

Change, Motivation
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If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

Character
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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.

Feelings, Forgetting
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