Inspiration, Motivation

50 Best Mary Angelou quotes

Mary Angelou is an American author who has earned immense respect for her versatility worldwide. Not just for her versatility, but the lady is known for all the quotes and sayings she has left behind.

Mary Angelou was a renowned poet, Dancer, Actress and Singer. So if we take a look at her sayings and quotes, we could probably see a ray of hope amidst all the chaos of life. Here is our list for some of the best Maya Angelou quotes.

50 best Maya Angelou quotes

Have a look at our collection for the best 50 Best Mary Angelou quotes.

50 Best Mary Angelou quotes

1. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

2. 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.

3. The devil lives in our mistakes, the lord lives in our rights. Who lives in our ignorance, and who wins after all?

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

5.  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.

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

7. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

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

9. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

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

11.  Nothing will work unless you do.

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

13.The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

14. Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It’s very clear.

15. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

16. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

17. The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.

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

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

20. I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.

21. Don’t get older just to get wiser. If you get older, you will be wiser, I believe that – if you dare. But get older because it’s fun!

22. I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.

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

24. Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

25. 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.

26. All great achievements require time.

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

28. 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.

29. The intensity with which young people live demands that they “blank out” as often as possible.

30. We are only as blind as we want to be.

31. I make writing as much a part of my life as I do eating or listening to music.

32. It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.

33. To grow is to stop putting blame on parents.

34. My life has been long, and believing that life loves the liver of it, I have dared to try many things, sometimes trembling but daring still.

35. Achievement brings it’s own anticlimax.

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

37. 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.

28. I know why the caged bird sings.

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

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

31. 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.

32. Nothing will work unless you do.

33. 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.

34. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.

44.  I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

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

45. Life like to be taken by the lapel and told, I’m with you kid, Let’s go!”

46. No human being can be more human than another human being. I liberate you from my ignorance.

47. The world had taken deep breath was having doubts about continuing to revolve.

48. You can only become great at something you are willing to sacrifice for.

49. Be wary when a naked person offers you his shirt.

50. You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.

 

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