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.

Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering, or spates of time sitting on park, benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops. If we step away for a time, we are not, as many may think and some will accuse, being irresponsible, but rather we are preparing ourselves to more ably perform our duties and discharge our obligations. Maya Angelou
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud 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
All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. 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
While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated. Maya Angelou
While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated. Maya Angelou
Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It’s very clear. Maya Angelou
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. Maya Angelou
The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library. Maya Angelou
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou
Be present in all things and thankful for all things. Maya Angelou
It’s in the reach of my arms, / The span of my hips, / The stride of my step, / The curl of my lips. / I’m a woman / Phenomenally. / Phenomenal woman, / That's me. Maya Angelou
The poetry you read has been written for you, each of you - black, white, Hispanic, man, woman, gay, straight. Maya Angelou
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it. Maya Angelou
When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness. All the good things. 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
Original thinking migrates each day in search of nourishment. Maya Angelou
I can be changed by what happens to me. I can also refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. Maya Angelou
Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening. Maya Angelou
We may counter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history / With your bitter twisted lies / You may tread me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I'll rise. Maya Angelou
They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou
When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness all the good things. Maya Angelou
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. Maya Angelou