10 of Maya Angelou’s Memorable Quotes

On my bookshelf sits a book of poems by Maya Angelou. The book was actually re-gifted. My parents gave this book to my grandmother in 2002, and since I share my grandmother’s appreciation for the wisdom found in the words of Maya Angelou my parents gave me the book as a Christmas gift in 2006 after my grandmother moved into an assisted living facility.

So many inspiring words from one person.

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.

We can learn to see each other and to see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unlike.

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

No one can be more human than you, or less human.

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

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

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

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

Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.