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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson; (Saint Louis, MO, April 4, 1928 - Winston Salem, May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. She has published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

Wednesday Jun 27, 2018

Maya Angelou: Are you working

Nothing will work unless you do.

Tuesday Feb 13, 2018

Maya Angelou: Most people don't grow up

Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging

Monday Jan 8, 2018

Maya Angelou: Hate

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.

Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

Maya Angelou: People know themselves

People know themselves much better than you do.

That's why it's important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are.

Thursday May 18, 2017

Maya Angelou: A friend

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

Thursday Apr 20, 2017

Maya Angelou: Be truly accomplished

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.

Monday Mar 20, 2017

Maya Angelou: Being great at something

You can never be great at anything unless you love it.

Monday Dec 12, 2016

Maya Angelou: You alone

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

Thursday Oct 13, 2016

Maya Angelou: What do you decide?

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

Monday Sep 26, 2016

Maya Angelou: How amazing are you?

If you are always trying to be NORMAL, you will never know how AMAZING you can be.

Thursday Aug 18, 2016

Maya Angelou: Stepping onto a brand-new path

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.

Thursday May 12, 2016

Maya Angelou: Rhythm

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

Thursday Apr 28, 2016

Maya Angelou: Defeats

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

Thursday Mar 10, 2016

Maya Angelou: Tomorrow

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

Maya Angelou: Change

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

Friday Aug 7, 2015

Maya Angelou: What people remember

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.

Friday Dec 12, 2014

Maya Angelou: The butterfly and its changes

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

Thursday Oct 2, 2014

Maya Angelou: Are you good to yourself?

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Maya Angelou: What to do with things you don't like

What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it.
If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Don't complain.

Wednesday Sep 10, 2014

Maya Angelou: What is success?

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

Thursday Sep 4, 2014

Maya Angelou: priorities

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

Wednesday Jul 2, 2014

Maya Angelou: Be a rainbow

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

Maya Angelou: Predudice

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.