Maya Angelou Quotes

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

Maya Angelou

If we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.

Maya Angelou

One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.

Maya Angelou

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.

Maya Angelou

Achievement brings its own anticlimax.

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

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I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that.

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I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

Maya Angelou

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

Maya Angelou

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.

Maya Angelou

I know why the caged bird sings.

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I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.

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You cant use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

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Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I am with you kid. Let's go."

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Maya Angelou
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