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.
Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.
I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and 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.
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. | Maya Angelou Trust Quotes
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. | Maya Angelou Change Quotes
Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
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
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.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
If you’re for the right thing, you do it without thinking.
We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.
When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Without willing it, I had gone from being ignorant of being ignorant to being aware of being aware. And the worst part of my awareness was that I didn’t know what I was aware of. I knew I knew very little, but I was certain that the things I had yet to learn wouldn’t be taught to me at George Washington High School.
If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.