Maya Angelou Tribute

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 Tribute to Maya Angelou

A Source of Light and Love

American Poet and Author

This a a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. ~Maya Angelou

  • 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. ~Maya Angelou
  • I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good. ~Maya Angelou
  • Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. ~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
  • Each of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or some spiritual superstorm. When we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other, because each of us is more alike than we are unalike. ~Maya Angelou
  • What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good. ~Maya Angelou~
  • Don’t let the incidents which take place in life bring you low. And certainly don’t whine. You can be brought low, that’s OK, but don’t be reduced by them. Just say, ‘That’s life.’ ~Maya Angelou
  • I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. ~Maya Angelou
  • I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. ~Maya Angelou
  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it change your attitude. ~Maya Angelou
  • I’m grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love – for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists. ~Maya Angelou
  • Live as though life was created for you. ~Maya Angelou
  • Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you. ~Maya Angelou
  • I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. ~Maya Angelou
  •  I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. ~Maya Angelou
  • Each of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the roads which lie ahead, and those over which we have traveled, and if the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that as well. ~Maya Angelou
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~Maya Angelou

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