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15 Maya Angelou Quotes About Life

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15 Of The Best Maya Angelou quotes about life

1. I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I’m praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I’m grateful that I’m heard.

– Maya Angelou

2. 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.

– Maya Angelou

3. 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.

– Maya Angelou
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4. 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

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

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

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

– Maya Angelou

8. 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.

– Maya Angelou

9. I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.

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

11. My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

– Maya Angelou

12. At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself.

– Maya Angelou
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13. Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

– Maya Angelou

14. If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

– Maya Angelou

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

– Maya Angelou
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