Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman Who Inspired Me

Ymaster-class-maya-angelou-2-600x411esterday I heard some very sad news, a great american poet and activist had passed away. And while I can’t sit here and tell you that I’ve read every book that she’s ever written or recited every poem that she ever beautifully penned I can tell you that she did inspire me.

 

Here are a few of my favorite Maya Angelou Quotes that inspire me daily:

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“The love of the family, the love of the person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.”

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

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

“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”

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