For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
More quotes about Wisdom
When the eye is not set on one leaf and you face the tree with nothing in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye.
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered but a general effect of pleasing impression.
For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
There is a sort of subjection which is the peculiar heritage of largeness and of love; and strength is often only another name for willing bondage to irremediable weakness.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.