Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
More quotes about Wisdom
The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.
The generative energy, which, when we are loose, dissipates and makes us unclean, when we are continent invigorates and inspires us. Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it.
On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.
Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
The Humble, Meek, Merciful, Just, Pious and Devout Souls, are everywhere of one religion; and when Death has taken off the Mask, they will know one another, though the divers Liveries they wear here make them Strangers.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.