Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou quotes are very inspirational. You can tell that she has the wisdom of the ages.

This quote from Maya Angelou speaks volumes: "Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable."

One of my favorite quotes by Maya Angelou is: "Nothing will work unless you do."

Quotes by Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

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

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

"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."


"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."

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

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

"I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life."

"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I am with you kid. Let's go'."


"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."


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

"Give Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

"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."

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."


"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."

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

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."

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