«Each person must live their life as a model for others.»Rosa Parks

Maya Angelou Quotes

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«The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.» — Maya Angelou
«Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now.» — Maya Angelou
«A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.» — Maya Angelou
«Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.» — Maya Angelou
«I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness.» — Maya Angelou
«We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.» — Maya Angelou
«There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.» — Maya Angelou
«I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.» — 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
«My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.» — Maya Angelou
«Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.» — Maya Angelou
«It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally.» — Maya Angelou
«I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.» — Maya Angelou
«I am convinced that most people do not grow up...We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.» — Maya Angelou
«Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.» — Maya Angelou
«I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that's in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute.» — Maya Angelou
«Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.» — Maya Angelou
«I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.» — Maya Angelou
«I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.» — Maya Angelou
«Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.» — Maya Angelou
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