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

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Nothing will work unless you do."

Nothing will work unless you do.



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

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."

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




Maya Angelou Quotes: "The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society."

The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "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."

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.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "She said, 'No, you learned that you have power - power and determination. I love you and I am proud of you. With those two things, you can go anywhere and everywhere."

She said, 'No, you learned that you have power - power and determination. I love you and I am proud of you. With those two things, you can go anywhere and everywhere.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise."

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that's in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute."

I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that's in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "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."

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.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history."

Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "If more Africans had eaten missionaries, the continent would be in better shape."

If more Africans had eaten missionaries, the continent would be in better shape.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

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



Maya Angelou Quotes: "That's what you want to do? Then nothing beats a trial but a failure. Give it everything you've got. I've told you many times, 'Cant do is like Dont Care.' Neither of them have a home."

That's what you want to do? Then nothing beats a trial but a failure. Give it everything you've got. I've told you many times, 'Cant do is like Dont Care.' Neither of them have a home.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing."

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now."

Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love."

First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution."

Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are."

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Take the blinders from your visiontake the padding from your earsand confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears."

Take the blinders from your visiontake the padding from your earsand confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for."

Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The“b” word and the “n” word are like poison, whether you take poison from a vial or pour it into Bavarian crystal, it is still poison."

The“b” word and the “n” word are like poison, whether you take poison from a vial or pour it into Bavarian crystal, it is still poison.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise!"

We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise!



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Sugar cane reach up to GodAnd every baby cryingShame the blanket of my nightAnd all my days are dying"

Sugar cane reach up to GodAnd every baby cryingShame the blanket of my nightAnd all my days are dying



Maya Angelou Quotes: "If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present... gratefully."

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present... gratefully.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have."

You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.



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

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



Maya Angelou Quotes: "All my ways of being are musical and mysterious.Yet I embrace you openly.Ripe with expectancy."

All my ways of being are musical and mysterious.Yet I embrace you openly.Ripe with expectancy.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "I found it hard to think of leaving my books. They had been my elevators out of the midden, and to whom could I entrust such close friends?"

I found it hard to think of leaving my books. They had been my elevators out of the midden, and to whom could I entrust such close friends?



Maya Angelou Quotes: "We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Don't let the man bring you down."

Don't let the man bring you down.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "In an unfamiliar culture, it is wise to offer no innovations, no suggestions, or lessons. The epitome of sophistication is utter simplicity."

In an unfamiliar culture, it is wise to offer no innovations, no suggestions, or lessons. The epitome of sophistication is utter simplicity.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Be present in all things and thankful for all things."

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Courage is the most important of all virtues because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency."

Courage is the most important of all virtues because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression."

I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life."

Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "They may have forgotten how badly they treated you, or they may pretend that they have forgotten. But watch: They will come back to you."

They may have forgotten how badly they treated you, or they may pretend that they have forgotten. But watch: They will come back to you.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Trust your brain to suggest a solution, then have the courage to follow through."

Trust your brain to suggest a solution, then have the courage to follow through.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "I want you to write down your blessings."

I want you to write down your blessings.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "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."

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: "While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man."

While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace."

Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "I am a WomanPhenomenally.Phenomenal Woman, that's me."

I am a WomanPhenomenally.Phenomenal Woman, that's me.



Maya Angelou Quotes: "I am never proud to participate in violence, yet I know that each of us must care enough for ourselves that we can be ready and able to come to our own defense when and wherever needed."

I am never proud to participate in violence, yet I know that each of us must care enough for ourselves that we can be ready and able to come to our own defense when and wherever needed.