Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.
More quotes about Wisdom
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.