Maya Angelou Quotes
Born: April 4, 1928
Died: May 28, 2014
Whenever I'm around some who is modest, I think, 'Run like hell and all of fire.' You don't want modesty, you want humility.
I believe that quality level is determined primarily by the actual design of the product itself, not by quality control in the production process.
I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.
If you do not like anything, alter it. If you can not change it, adjust your mindset. Will not complain.
In a long meter hymn, a singer - they call it 'lays out a line.' And then the whole church joins in in repeating that line. And they form a wall of harmony so tight, you can't wedge a pin between it.
Whether you are happy or whether you are sad, it is wise to remember you are really in process.
People don't always remember what you say or even what you do, but they always remember how you make them feel.
To know and not to do is in fact not to know. We need to be active instruments against evil. We need to do.
If you're a human being, you can attempt to do what other human beings have done. We don't understand talent any more than we understand electricity.
It may in fact be utterly impossible to be successful without helping others to become successful.
My grandmother told me that every good thing I do helps some human being in the world. I believed her 50 years ago and still do.
Mostly, what I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one's bones and cragginess of one's once-silken skin, is this: Do it. By all means, do it.
I think Clinton, after getting into office and into Washington, was shocked at being bludgeoned. So he spent time trying to be all things to all people - one way guaranteed not to be successful or respected in a lion's den. You can't just play around with all those big cats - you've got to take somebody on.
Love liberates. Love - not sentimentality, not mush - but true love gives you enough courage that you can say to somebody, 'Don't do that, baby.' And the person will know you're not preaching but teaching.
I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
Do not be wedded forever to fear, yoked eternally to brutishness.
When we come to it We must confess that we are the possible We are the miraculous, the true wonders of this world, that is when, and only when we come to it
Everybody in the world wants the same thing...to be needed...a job that he/she can do well...to love somebody...Everybody...There's no mystery.
I keep on dying, Because I love to live
If we are honest and fair, then we are known by that. If we are not, alas, we are known by that as well. What we want to do is do right, but you have to say it, you have to show it, and not stop.