There is a reason why billionaire media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, considered Dr. Maya Angelou to be one of her most fabulous friends and mentors. While compiling some of these great quotes from the late poet and activist, we could not help but become inspired. Angelou’s wisdom seemed to be unparalleled. This website is all about inspiration, and Maya Angelou was the blueprint for being inspired.
“Determine to live life with flair and laughter.”
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived; however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
” I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world’s variety and uniqueness.”
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”
“The needs of society determine its ethics.”
“We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.”
We hope that the new generation has birthed more young people who will echo the same sentiments as Dr. Angelou. And still, we rise! Everyone needs a Dr. Maya Angelou in their life to help them see the light when they feel there is only darkness.
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