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20 quotations by Maya Angelou

QuoteHistory, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.Quote

QuoteSuccess is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.Quote

QuoteThe need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.Quote

QuoteI know why the caged bird sings.Quote

QuoteFor Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.Quote

QuoteWe really are 15 countries, and it's really remarkable that each of us thinks we represent the real America. The Midwesterner in Kansas, the black American in Durham -- both are certain they are the real American.Quote

QuoteChildren's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.Quote

QuotePrejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.Quote

QuoteWithout courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.Quote

QuoteThere is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.Quote

QuoteIn order to be profoundly dishonest, a person must have one of two qualities either he is unscrupulously ambitious, or he is unswervingly egocentric.Quote

QuoteWhile the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.Quote

QuoteI answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'Quote

QuoteMy life has been one great big joke A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke When I think about myself.Quote

QuoteIf 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.Quote

QuoteThe quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.Quote

QuoteLife loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'Quote

QuoteMen fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.Quote

QuoteIf you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.Quote

QuoteIf you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.Quote