Category Archives: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou – Understanding of illiteracy

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Maya AngelouMy mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou – Some people cannot see a good thing

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Maya AngelouSome people cannot see a good thing when it is right here, right now. Others can sense a good thing coming when it is days, months, or miles away.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou – If you have only one smile in you

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Maya AngelouIf you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou – Love life. Engage in it.

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Maya AngelouLove life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou – Shoot me with your words

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Maya AngelouYou may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
Rut still, like air, I’ll rise,

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou – Making someone a priority

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Maya AngelouNever make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou – If I am not good to myself

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Maya AngelouIf I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou – My mission in life

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Maya AngelouMy 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.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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