Remembering Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

“You did what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better.”

Remembering Maya Angelou, who inspired us to be better.

24 Inspirational Quotes from Maya Angelou

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

“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.”

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.”

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

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

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

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

“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.”

“Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

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

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.”

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

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

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

“Everyone needs to say to our children, ‘Children, this is your world. Come out. Stand out. Earn it.’

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a life.”

“We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror?”

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.”

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

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”

Rest in peace Maya Angelou. You inspired me! Thank you for your words.