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15 Powerful Quotes Left to Us, by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes

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Although the world has lost a truly phenomenal woman with the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou at 86 years old, her inspiring words will live on. The award-winning author, activist, poet, novelist, and professor shed her wisdom, light and beauty on many aspects of life that people all over the world can relate to, find peace in and impact change. Here are 15 of her best quotes to remember for the days when you need an extra push:

1. “People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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

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

4. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

5. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

6. “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.”

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

8. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

9. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.”

10. “Nothing will work unless you do.”

11. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

12.  “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.”

13.  “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

14. “When you know better, you do better.”

15. “I’m a woman Phenomenally.”

There is plenty to be learned from Dr. Angelou through her life and works. What are your favorite Maya Angelou quotes that you’ll never forget?

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