Maya Angelou Quotes to Empower You to Be Greater

Maya Angelou Quotes

If you’re looking to feel empowered, for inspiration and words of wisdom, these famous Maya Angelou quotes are what you need. Maya Angelou was not just a civil rights activist, she was also an author and poet. The lady had a way with words for sure, as is evidenced by her many plays, movies, and TV shows over the course of 50 years.

Maya Angelou Still I Rise Quote

Maya Angelou Still I Rise Quote

“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou How You Make Them Feel Quote

Maya Angelou How You Make Them Feel 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.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Rainbow Quote

Maya Angelou Rainbow Quote

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

Maya Angelou Butterfly Quote

Maya Angelou Butterfly Quote

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

Maya Angelou Resilience Quote

Maya Angelou Resilience Quote

“Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Success Quote

Maya Angelou Success Quote

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Our Grandmothers Quote

Maya Angelou Our Grandmothers Quote

“I am a woman phenomenally, phenomenal woman that is your grandmother, that is your mother, that is your sister, that is you and that is me.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou You May Not Control Quote

Maya Angelou You May Not Control Quote

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Thrive Quote

Maya Angelou Thrive Quote

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Friendship Quote

Maya Angelou Friendship Quote

“There’s a marked difference between acquaintances and friends. Most people really don’t become friends.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Nurse Quote

Maya Angelou Nurse Quote

“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul, and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Do Better Quote

Maya Angelou Do Better Quote

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Joy Quote

Maya Angelou Joy Quote

“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Have Enough Courage To Love Quote

Maya Angelou Have Enough Courage To Love Quote

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

Maya Angelou Journey Quote

Maya Angelou Journey Quote

“Every journey begins with a single step.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Equality Quote

Maya Angelou Equality Quote

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. “ – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Life Is Not Measured Quote

Maya Angelou Life Is Not Measured Quote

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

Maya Angelou Home Quote

Maya Angelou Home Quote

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Creativity Quote

Maya Angelou Creativity Quote

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

Maya Angelou Tapestry Quote

Maya Angelou Tapestry Quote

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Voice Quote

Maya Angelou Voice Quote

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou You Are Only Free Quote

Maya Angelou You Are Only Free Quote

“You are only free when you realize you belong no place – you belong every place – no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou I’ve Learned Quote

Maya Angelou I've Learned Quote

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Story Quote

Maya Angelou Story Quote

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

Maya Angelou Hope And Fear Quote

Maya Angelou Hope And Fear Quote

“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Nature Quote

Maya Angelou Nature Quote

“Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, ‘I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Defeat Quote

Maya Angelou Defeat Quote

“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.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Mentor Quote

Maya Angelou Mentor Quote

“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Education Quote

Maya Angelou Education Quote

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou You Alone Are Enough Quote

Maya Angelou You Alone Are Enough Quote

“You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou

 

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