32 Inspiring Maya Angelou Quotes

If You Don'T Like Something, Change It. If You Can'T Change It, Change Your Attitude.

Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson) born on April 4, 1928, was an American author, poet, and civil rights, activist. She died on May 28, 2014.

Following are the inspiring Maya Angelou Quotes with images.

Maya Angelou Quotes

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

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

You Alone Are Enough. You Have Nothing To Prove To Anybody. Maya Angelou Quotes

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” — Maya Angelou

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” Buzzfeed.com

A Bird Doesn'T Sing Because It Has An Answer, It Sings Because It Has A Song. Maya Angelou Quotes

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — Maya Angelou

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”

Honesty, Truth and Lies Quotes

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”

“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.”

Have Enough Courage To Trust Love One More Time And Always One More Time. Maya Angelou Quotes

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

“I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory.”

I Can Be Changed By What Happens To Me. But I Refuse To Be Reduced By It. Maya Angelou Quotes

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

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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. Maya Angelou Quotes

“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.”

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

I Don’T Believe An Accident Of Birth Makes People Sisters Or Brothers. It Makes Them Siblings

“I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage.”

“In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love, which sets us free.”

If You Don'T Like Something, Change It. If You Can'T Change It, Change Your Attitude.

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

“I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates.”

It'S One Of The Greatest Gifts You Can Give Yourself, To Forgive. Forgive Everybody. Maya Angelou Quotes

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

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“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

“I am a Woman”

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

Never Make Someone A Priority When All You Are To Them Is An Option. Maya Angelou Quotes

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”

“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.”

There Is No Greater Agony Than Bearing An Untold Story Inside You. Maya Angelou Quotes“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

I believe that every person is born with talent. – Maya Angelou.png

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

“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.”

Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone'S Cloud. Maya Angelou Quotes

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” 

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them The First Time. Maya Angelou Quotes

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

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


“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way He/She handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.”

“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.”