21 Inspiring Quotes From Maya Angelou

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Here are 21 of her inspiring quotes:

1. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without
courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”

2. “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.”

3. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

4. “When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-
giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying
to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by
reading, just as I did when I was young.”

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

6. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.
Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing
and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you.”

7. “I've learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life'.”

8. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

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

10. “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”

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

12. “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go
on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

13. “Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking
spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and
call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”

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

15. “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.”

16. “I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your
parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.”

17. “We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be
wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends
and living our lives.”

18. “We need much less than we think we need.”

19. “I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.”

20. “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not
solved one yet.”

21. “I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.”

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