Maya Angelou Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Maya Angelou quotes, Maya Angelou sayings, and Maya Angelou proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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. Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers. Maya Angelou
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou
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. Maya Angelou
I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. Maya Angelou
If I have a monument in this world, it is my son. Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good Morning' at total strangers. Maya Angelou
Reality has changed chameleonlike before my eyes so many times that I have learned, or am learning, to trust almost anything except what appears to be so. Maya Angelou
This bed yawns beneath the weight of our absent selves. Maya Angelou
I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous - that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do. Maya Angelou
I know something better is on the road for me. Maya Angelou
As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel. Maya Angelou
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine. Maya Angelou
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou
Before you criticize a man, you should walk a mile in his shoes. Maya Angelou
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, chage your attitude. Maya Angelou
Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it. Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning good morning at total strangers. Maya Angelou
You can only become great at something you are willing to sacrifice for. Maya Angelou
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou
When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things. Maya Angelou
Success is loving life and daring to live it. Maya Angelou
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. Maya Angelou
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine. Maya Angelou
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leap fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya Angelou
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. Maya Angelou
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou
Never make someone a priority, when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou