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

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

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

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. – Maya Angelou

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. – Maya Angelou

30 Powerful Quotes From Maya Angelou

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

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good. – Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise. – 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

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. – Maya Angelou

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

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

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. – Maya Angelou

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. – Maya Angelou

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. – Maya Angelou

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. – Maya Angelou

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou

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

If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind. – Maya Angelou

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

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. – Maya Angelou

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. – Maya Angelou

Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age. – Maya Angelou

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! – Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time. – Maya Angelou

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. – Maya Angelou

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

All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike. – Maya Angelou

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

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