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There is nothing so pitiful

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
– Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
– Maya Angelou

In so many ways segregation

In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me.

– Maya Angelou

My mother said I must

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

– Maya Angelou

Love recognizes no barriers It

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

– Maya Angelou

I believe we are still

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.

– Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats

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

– Maya Angelou

While one may encounter many

“While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.”

– Maya Angelou

Hate It has caused a

“Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.”

– Maya Angelou

Every person needs to take

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”

– Maya Angelou

‘To those who have given up on love: I say, Trust life a little bit.’

‘To those who have given up on love: I say, Trust life a little bit.’

– Maya Angelou

To Those Who Have Give Up On love

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

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
– Maya Angelou

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
– Maya Angelou

When I passed forty I dropped pretense, ’cause men like women who got some sense.
– 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

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

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she roes!
– Maya Angelou

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If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
– Maya Angelou

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.”
– Maya Angelou