11 Quotes from Maya Angelou to live by

Maya Angelou

The voice of Maya Angelou was one of the most influential ones of our time. For her dedicated work in Civil Rights, she was awarded some of the highest distinctions in the US. Her inspirational quotes have gained fame around the globe – 11 Lessons we can learn from this empowering woman.


1. Believe in Yourself

“I believe that every person is born with talent.”


2. Live Life to the fullest

“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.”


3. Be Yourself

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how

 amazing you can be.”


4. Happiness is Success


“Success is liking yourself,

liking what you do,

and liking how you do it. “


5. Speak Out

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”


 6. Take Initiative

“Nothing will work, unless you do.”


7. Ignorance is Blunt

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance,

but understanding of illetracy.”



8. Accept or Change it

“If you do not like something, change it. 

If you can not change it, change your attitude. Don `t complain.”


 9. Love Yourself First

“I don `t  trust people who don `t love themselves and tell me I love you. There is an African saying Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”

10. Priorize right

“Never make someone a priority,

when all you are to them is an option.”

11. Go out and kick ass

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels-You have to go out and kick ass.”