Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
More quotes about Wisdom
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young soul to which they are totally unfit. Cannot we let people be themselves, and enjoy life in their own way? You are trying to make that man another you. One’s enough.
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.
At 70 years old, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, It would be to use the phrase f**k off’ much more frequently.