These Maya Angelou quotes are a fount of inspiration and wisdom for almost any situation you find yourself in. As one of America’s best-loved poets and authors, Maya Angelou’s famous quotes reveal the power of self-reflection, compassion, and the courage to accept life events as we strive to change the world – often in a few simple words.

Share these beautiful messages to inspire family, friends, and yourself today. And if you’re looking for even more inspiration, this collection of motivational quotes is just the thing to inject some positivity into your day!

try to be a rainbow in someones cloud

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes

These Maya Angelou quotes about life are just so good! So insightful and lovely. What a wise woman she was indeed.

you may encounter many defeats maya Angelou
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
you can only become accomplished maya angelou quote

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”

without courage Maya Angelou quote

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

people will forget what you said maya angelou quote

“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.”

if I am not good to myself how can i expect Maya Angelou quote

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

people will forget what you said maya angelou quote

“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 maya angelou

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

decide with open heart Maya Angelou quote

“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision”

change your attitude Maya Angelou quote

“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 Maya Angelou quote

“We need much less than we think we need.”

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

have enough courage Maya Angelou quote

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

trying to be normal Maya Angelou quote

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

seek patience

“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 you are only an option Maya Angelou quote

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

a wise woman Maya Angelou quote

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

you cant use up creativity Maya Angelou quote

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

life is not measured Maya Angelou quote

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

hate has caused problems Maya Angelou quote

“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”

difference between truth and facts Maya Angelou quote

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

success is liking yourself Maya Angelou quote

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

“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 Maya Angelou quote

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

there is no greater agony Maya Angelou quote

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

Maya Angelou quote success

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

blind as we want to be Maya Angelou quote

“We are only as blind as we want to be.”

I respect myself Maya Angelou quote

“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 Maya Angelou quote

“Determine to live life with flair and laughter.”

ive learned that i still have a lot to learn

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”

work very hard quote

“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”

whatever you want to do Maya Angelou quote

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”

Maya Angelou quote on courage

“Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself. “

Maya Angelou quote mission in life

“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”

Maya Angelou Love Quotes

  • “I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all, Dr Maya Angelou
  • Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ― Maya Angelou
  • Love is that condition in the healing spirit so profound that it allows us to forgive, Dr. Maya Angelou
  • Love can be used for anything you can explain, any good thing that you can explain, Dr. Maya Angelou
  • The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society, Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angerlou certainly encourages us to accept the love given to us by others and to show love in return. I couldn’t help but share one more. This one is perfect to share with a friend!

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart. ― Maya Angelou

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  1. So many wonderful quotes! I’ve printed them off and am going to put them around my house.

  2. I just love these!! They are so uplifting & a great reminder to be happy & a good person.

  3. These are so cute. I love her messages and you shared several I had never heard of but love.

  4. I love these! Can you get other quotes? I wanted “a woman in harmony with her spirit…. ” but with the same bordering and lettering to print out. is that possible?

  5. I love all of these! I want to print them out and place them all over my house as reminders to myself and my family.

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