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.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers.
More quotes about Wisdom
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side.
I am admonished in many ways that time is pushing me inexorably along. I am approaching the threshold of age; in 1977 I shall be 142. This is no time to be flitting about the earth. I must cease from the activities proper to youth and begin to take on the dignities and gravities and inertia proper to that season of honorable senility which is on its way.