Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quotes by Maya Angelou

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
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.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
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 love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
The love of the family, the love of the person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
Nothing will work unless you do.
It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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21 comments:

Eli Z said...

Aaaahhh - she was a true source of inspiration wasn't she?! Great quotes, thanks for gathering them here:-) I so enjoyed reading them..

Loudthinkin said...

Yup Eli, she was awesome :) I loved each one of her quotes.. had to put them on my blog!

Kathy Combs said...

She had so many wonderful things to say...so many fabulous quotes. The world lost such a great woman! ♥

Loudthinkin said...
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Loudthinkin said...

Hey Kathy :)
Yeah , life was tough on her but her undying spirit made her sashay through all adversities with panache. The wisdom reflects in what she had to say!

Chel said...

She was such an inspiration. All her quotes will always be relevant.

Leelo R said...

These are such a great sayings. I especially like this one: We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

RANE said...

Maya Angelo was a true visionary ... she uses her words to convey so much and appeal to all people

RANE said...

Maya Angelo was a true visionary I tell you .. true lyricist

Growhort said...

These quotes are so special I had to read them twice! Great post. Thanks for sharing you made my day. Stephen

Franc said...

I like the quote on change. For things we don't like, we should change it. If we can't change it, we should accept it.

Marri Bermudez said...

What an inspiring woman, Maya Angelou is and her quotes will truly live on as her legacy. I super like this one:

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

lonerzone said...

Most of the lines struck me hard. I particularly love this: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

They all make sense to me right now especially this one right here.

papaleng said...

Indeed, these are inspiring quote from a great woman. Many admire Maya's love for humanity. Such a big lost, she didn't live more.

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

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

Recently, I found out that I was back stabbed and ostracized by a group of people... I was hurt, but like what the quote says, I decide not to be reduced by them...

ListOTop said...

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

I should have these beautiful lines in not only in my diary but also in my daily life :)

Fernando Lachica said...

Caught by the last line, "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. And I may add, when his/her hungry. This lady had a true wisdom within.

rebecca wong said...

The quotes are so awesome, and she's such a true inspiration.

Suzanne said...

Some very profound words here and many of them ring true. I really enjoy Maya for her realness and in your face quotes!

Vanessa said...

Maya Angelou was a great woman who in her lifetime gave us many lessons about positive thinking and spiritual growth. Amazing quotes!

Nicol said...

i love each quote! each are definitely meaning and true. she's amazing