22 Inspiring Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou was an American author, poet and civil rights activist. Her quotes are powerful, inspiring and motivational, and help you to be a better person in mind, body and soul.

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.” Maya Angelou

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” Maya Angelou

“When you know better, you do better.” Maya Angelou

“Among other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Maya Angelou

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

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.” Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life’.” Maya Angelou

“Nothing can dim the light which shines within.” Maya Angelou

“All great achievements require time.” Maya Angelou

“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 you.” Maya Angelou

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” Maya Angelou

“Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou

“I got my own back” Maya Angelou

“We are only as blind as we want to be.” Maya Angelou

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” Maya Angelou

“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” Maya Angelou

This is a wonderful day, and I have never seen this one ever before.” Maya Angelou

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” Maya Angelou

“I believe that every person is born with talent.” Maya Angelou

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

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