Maya Angelou Quotes




Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.Maya Angelou

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

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

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

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




All great achievements require time.Maya Angelou

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.Maya Angelou

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

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

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




We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.Maya Angelou

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.Maya Angelou

I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings.Maya Angelou

I created myself. I have taught myself so much.Maya Angelou

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.Maya Angelou

We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay – and rise!Maya Angelou

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

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

Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.Maya Angelou

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.Maya Angelou

I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.Maya Angelou

I’m not a writer who teaches. I’m a teacher who writes.Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.Maya Angelou

I know for sure that loves saves me and that it is here to save us all.Maya Angelou

Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.Maya Angelou