Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Maya Angelou, this article we look at Maya Angelou’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by 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,
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.

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

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


Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

Maya Angelou
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.


Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity.

Maya Angelou
Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity.


You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.

Maya Angelou
You want me to do something… tell me I can't do it.


Ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it.

Maya Angelou
Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it.


Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Maya Angelou
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.


In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

Maya Angelou
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.


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

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


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

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


If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.

Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.


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

Maya Angelou
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.


Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.

Maya Angelou
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.


When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.

Maya Angelou
When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.


Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

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


We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.


At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou
At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.


My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.

Maya Angelou
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.


Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.

Maya Angelou
Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.


Love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. A Brave and Startling Truth.

Maya Angelou
Love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. A Brave and Startling Truth.


The breezes of the West African night were intimate and shy, licking the hair, sweeping through cotton dresses with unseemly intimacy, then disappearing into the utter blackness.

Maya Angelou
The breezes of the West African night were intimate and shy, licking the hair, sweeping through cotton dresses with unseemly intimacy, then disappearing into the utter blackness.


One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.

Maya Angelou
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.


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.

Maya Angelou
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.


Life loves the liver of it.

Maya Angelou
Life loves the liver of it.

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