Maya Angelou Quotes
A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.
First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?
A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!
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
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.
All great achievements require time.
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
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.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
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.
Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood.
I sustain myself with the love of family.
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that’s in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute.
Nothing will work unless you do.
There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
To those who are given much, much is expected.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.