75 Inspiring Maya Angelou Quotes On Love, Life, Courage And Women. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will … Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself. “Do the best you can until you know better. Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends, Maya Angelou (1994). If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”, “Music was my refuge. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”, “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”, “Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”, “Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. 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 from Jan 19, 2011, FaceBook post by It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguards can’t give you. All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike. People know themselves much better than you do. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”. “Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. Now that I know better, I do better.”, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”, “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”, “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”, “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. I live it. You have nothing to prove to anybody. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. And then try to live your dream. Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. Forgive everybody. They lay down first and get up last! “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Love is like a virus. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but … ", Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. We don’t understand talent any more than we understand electricity.”. Do the best you can until you know better. Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. You've got to go out and kick ass.”, “I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. Maya Angelou from Sep 16, 2011, Maya Angelou (2014). “If you’re a human being, you can attempt to do what other human beings have done. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place. “I can be changed by what happens to me. Just do right. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. On attitude: “If you don't like something, change it. Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it. How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! Maya Angelou from Mar 15, 2014, FaceBook post by If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Facts can obscure the truth. I work very hard, and I play very hard. Just do right. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. 1. So make sure to dream great dreams. You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Not just to the person or persons for whom I'm praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. If you don't like something, change it. A person is the product of their dreams. My wish for you is that you continue. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”, “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”, “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. We need each other as we need the earth we share. You alone are enough. The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free. 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. Courage allows the successful woman to fail - and to learn powerful lessons from the failure - so that in the end, she didn't fail at all. ”, “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”, “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.”, “You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!”, Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women. If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. It can happen to anybody at any time. If you must look back, do so forgivingly. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike. I have taught myself so much. Maya Angelou Success You Heart Will Care You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. This is your life. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. If you are going down a road and don't like what's in front of you, and look behind you and don't like what you see, get off the road.