Self Care Means Reading These Maya Angelou Quotes All Day Long

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Keep Your Head Up With These Quotes By Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is one of the most inspiring authors and poets in American history.

Among many other great honors, she recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Angelou always knows exactly what to say.

These quotes by Angelou will have you feeling both wise and humble. When you don't exactly know what to say, let Angelou speak for you.

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Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes

  • "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."

  • "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

  • "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

  • "I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

  • "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love."

  • "If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude."

  • "We need much less than we think we need."

  • "If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?"

  • "Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

  • "Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

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Maya Angelou Quotes For Self Care

  • "I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one."

  • "Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time."

  • "If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."

  • "Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls."

  • "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

  • "A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim."

  • "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

  • "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away."

  • "If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."

  • "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."

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Best Quotes By Maya Angelou

  • "There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth."

  • "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."

  • "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

  • "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."

  • "We are only as blind as we want to be."

  • "I got my own back."

  • "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

  • "I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too."

  • "Determine to live life with flair and laughter."

  • "I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn."

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