Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Quotes

  • ''“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.” ''
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  • ''“Theres a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” ''
  • ''“Be a rainbow in somebody elses cloud.” ''
  • ''“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” ''
  • ''“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” ''
  • ''“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.” ''
  • ''“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ''
  • ''“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” ''
  • ''“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” ''
  • ''“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
    ― Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

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Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you? ...

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Woman Work

I've got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
Then the chicken to fry
The baby to dry
I got company to feed
The garden to weed
I've got shirts to press

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