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19 Inspiring Maya Angelou Quotes That Will Boost Your Morale

Filed in Articles, Biography Update by on January 14, 2022

– Maya Angelou Quotes –

Maya Angelou Quotes: Angelou was one of America’s most beloved and celebrated poets and authors, with dozens of awards and over 50 honorary degrees attesting to her inspirational role at the center of American life. She was invited to recite her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at Bill Clinton’s inauguration,

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In 1993 making she the first poet since 1961 to deliver an inaugural recitation.

She received the National Medal of Arts, and former US President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.

The author of the famous I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)the first of her seven autobiographies, lived a long and storied life.

She is well known as a memoirist, essayist, and poet, who authored several books of poetry, three books of essays, and a list of plays, movies, and television shows.

She was also a journalist who worked in Africa, a historian, songwriter, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, and singer.

Aside from the many achievements attached to her name and rich life. Maya has made many quotable statements that have lived beyond her, and I will share some with you just to boost your morale.

Morale Boosting Maya Angelou Quotes

➢ On caring for others: “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”

➢ On spreading positivity: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

➢ On jealousy: “It must be remembered, however, that jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.”

➢ On attitude: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

➢ On womanhood: “I am a Woman/Phenomenally/Phenomenal woman,/that’s me.”

➢ On potential: “One isn’t born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

➢ On readiness: “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

➢ On looking inward: “Listen to yourself and in that quietude, you might hear the voice of God.”

➢ On her life mission: “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.”

➢ On freedom: “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 birds sings of freedom.”

➢ On forgiveness: “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

➢ On reciprocity“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”

➢ On control: “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

➢ On courage: “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.”

➢ On making an impression: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

➢ On possibilities: “Lift up your hearts Each new hour holds new chances For new beginnings.”

➢ On persistence: “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

➢ On work: “I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.”

➢ On our influences: “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot, it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

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