Maya Angelou Quotes
Brief author info: Maya Angelou (1928- ) Famous American poet, civil rights activist and author.
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity.
I answer the heroic question "Death, where is thy sting?" with "It is here in my heart and mind and memories."
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Mae West