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Maya Angelou
April 4, 1928 -
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

    Topics: Anger

Nothing will work unless you do.


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


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


Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.


Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.


My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.


Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.


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


If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.


We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.


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.

    Topics: Courage

All great achievements require time.


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


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

    Topics: Love

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


At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.


There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.


If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

    Topics: Love

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.


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