Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou

Born: 4 April 1928, Saint Louis, Missouri

Dr Angelou has been a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director. She was the second poet to contribute original poetry to a US presidential inauguration, the author of eleven books, and the source of myriad trenchant and inspiring quotes.

Maya Angelou quotes:

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou

Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
    Maya Angelou

All God’s children need traveling shoes.
    Maya Angelou

All great achievements require time.
    Maya Angelou

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
    Maya Angelou

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
    Maya Angelou

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
    Maya Angelou

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.
    Maya Angelou

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
    Maya Angelou

Being a woman is hard work.
    Maya Angelou

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
    Maya Angelou

Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
    Maya Angelou

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
    Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can’t practice any other virtue with consistency.
    Maya Angelou

Effective action is always unjust.
    Maya Angelou

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