In today’s post, I’m gonna share with you 10 of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes to live by. Maya is an author, poet and historian. She is best known for her essays and poems.
She’s written many poems including “Still I Rise“. This well-known and popular poem is not only a proclamation of her own determination to rise above society, but is also a call to others to live above the society in which they were brought up with as well.
Be sure to watch Maya’s “Still I Rise” video. The message is timeless and crosses all lines… the sentiment is beautiful, and important. It speaks volumes to the hearts of people everywhere.
Maya’s greatest advice can teach us how to live our lives better. The following are some of her best insights on what it means to live.
Here are the 10 Lovely Maya Angelou Quotes to Live By…
“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou
“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.” – Maya Angelou
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” – Maya Angelou
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – 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
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