Maya Angelou Quotes

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maya angelouNationality: American
Type: Poet
Born: April 4, 1928
Died: May 28, 2014

20 Best Maya Angelou Quotes Ever

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
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You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
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Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
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Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
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When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
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Nothing will work unless you do.
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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
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All great achievements require time.
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The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.
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I believe that every person is born with talent.
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There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
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Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.
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Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
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Life loves the liver of it.
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Writing and cookery are just two different means of communication.
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Effective action is always unjust.
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I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory.
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20 Short Maya Angelou Quotes

Success is liking yourself.
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Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
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I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.
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Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
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There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
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When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
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A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.
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We need much less than we think we need.
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Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.
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Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
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You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
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To those who have given up on love: I say, “Trust life a little bit.
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Success is loving life and daring to live it..
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I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
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No one can take the place of a friend, no one.
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Talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it.
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To those who are given much, much is expected.
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Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
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While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
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