Maya Angelou Quotes

Famous Dr. Maya Angelou Quotes:- Marguerite Annie Johnson (Maya Angelou) was a very well-known American poet. Her quotes on love are very famous throughout the world which can be referred from Maya Angelou quotes on love. She devoted her life for the civil rights of the civilians, her quotes about life are the conclusion of it. Maya Angelou quotes about phenomenal women shows how she supported feminism and gender equality, which can also be checked from Maya Angelou quotes on womanhood Maya Angelou feminist quotes. She was a very successful poet her quotes on success can motivate you in a different way. Her very famous poem “Still I Rise” is one of the best collection she wrote and even we have Maya Angelou quotes Still I Rise. Quotes4ever also presents you with the best collection of Maya Angelou quotes on love and relationships. Her motivational quotes boost morale of so many people. She loved her family, for her Family comes first which can be seen from maya angelou quotes about family. Her quotes about writing and maya angelou quotes about reading reveals that she was so much particular about her work and writing poems. She was very friendly and always saw beauty in others which is described in her maya angelou friendship quotes and her quotes about beauty. Being a mother, she always understood motherhood and supported mothers by her well-known quotes about mothers. Self-respect and self-love was very important for Maya Angelou, Maya Angelou quotes about self-worth and quotes about self-love reveals about such quality of her. She suffered a lot in her life, as before becoming a well-known poet she was fry cook, night club dancer, performer at opera, she was so many problems and struggled a lot to become something in her life, that is the reason people can’t forget her quotes about struggle. She is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences from which she suffered in her childhood as well as adulthood. She was a very loving and caring sister which can be determined by Maya Angelou quotes about sisters and Maya Angelou quotes about sisterhood. Her work never took her away from her son, she loved her son undoubtedly which can be seen in her Maya Angelou quotes about son. Maya Angelou quotes about strength shows her hard work, determination and strength towards her work. We also have the famous collection of Maya Angelou inspirational quotes as well as the best collection of birthday quotes from Maya Angelou. And for those who haven’t passed yet their last year of college, for them Maya Angelou inspirational graduation quotes works much better.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Love

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


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 Quotes on Education

We must create a climate where people agree that human beings are more alike than unalike. The only way to do that is through education.


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.

Great Relationship Quotes by Maya Angelou

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


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

Maya Angelou Quotes on Womanhood

It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally.


I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.

Amazing Life Quotes by Maya Angelou

“Don’t let the incidents which take place in life brings you low. And certainly don’t whine. You can be brought low, that’s OK, but don’t be reduced by them. Just say, “That’s life.”


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

Maya Angelou Quotes about Happiness

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.


Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou Quotes Feminist

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.


I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Phenomenal Women

“I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” ―Maya Angelou


I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Leadership

Even here in America, we felt the cool, refreshing breeze of freedom when Nelson Mandela took the seat of Presidency in his country where formerly he was not even allowed to vote. We were enlarged by tears of pride as we saw Nelson Mandela’s former prison guards invited, courteously, by him to watch from the front rows his inauguration.

Maya Angelou Quotes about Success

Success is loving life and daring to live it.

All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Beauty

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.


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


In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Aging

Mostly, what I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one’s bones and cragginess of one’s once-silken skin, is this: Do it. By all means, do it.


To those who have given up on love: I say, “Trust life a little bit.

Maya Angelou Still i Rise Quotes

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?

Why are you beset with gloom?

‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells

Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,

With the certainty of tides,

Just like hopes springing high,

Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?

Bowed head and lowered eyes?

Shoulders falling down like teardrops.

Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?

Don’t you take it awful hard

‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines

Diggin’ in my own back yard.

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.

Does my sexiness upset you?

Does it come as a surprise

That I dance like I’ve got diamonds

At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame

I rise

Up from a past that’s rooted in pain

I rise

I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,

Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear

I rise

Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear

I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,

I am the dream and the hope of the slave.

I rise

I rise

I rise.


Is it true the ribs can tell The kick of a beast from a Lover’s fist?


The years And cold defeat live deep in Lines along my face. They dull my eyes, yet I keep on dying, Because I love to live.”

My Mission in Life by Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Motivational Quotes by 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.


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

Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes

Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.


The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library

Maya Angelou Quotes about Family

I sustain myself with the love of family.


I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.

Reading & Writing Quotes by Maya Angelou

I want to write so well that a person is 30 or 40 pages in a book of mine … before she realizes she’s reading.


Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way round, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.

Maya Angelou Friendship Quotes

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.


The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.


Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.

Quotes on Mother by Maya Angelou

There’s a place in you that you must keep inviolate. You must keep it pristine. Clean. So that nobody has a right to curse you or treat you badly. Nobody. No mother, father, no wife, no husband, no­­­-nobody. You have to have a place where you say: ‘Stop it. Back up. Don’t you know I’m a child of God?


To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.

Maya Angelou Quotes about Self Worth

Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” Dr. Maya Angelou


Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don’t want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine researches on a cure for whatever truly afflict you.

Maya Angelou Quotes about Struggle

It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.


Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory.

Brothers & Sisters Quotes by Maya Angelou

If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up–lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.


I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Graduation

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.


I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.


People will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou Quotes on Sisterhood

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.


Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.


I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at. It’s a serious matter. You compromise, you give, you take, you stand firm, and you’re relentless…And it is an investment. Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.

Maya Angelou Quotes About Strength

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.


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 Quotes on Self Love

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.


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

Maya Angelou Quotes on Son

I would ask every man and every woman who’s had the blessing of having children, ‘Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love?’ To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the laws say, ‘I forbid you from loving this person’?


If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.


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If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up–lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.


Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love?

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