Reading • Maya Angelou And My Ten favourite quotes


Before two years, like yesterday, Maya Angelou (1928-2014) had passed away at the age of 86. These years many articles and tributes were written for the important work and adventurous life of this great poet, novelist, dramatist, producer, actress, and civil rights activist. And, there are also so many sources to learn about her; first of all, from her multiple bestselling autobiographies. Here, I gathered my top ten favorite and inspiring quotes from her amazing work.


1 • “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it”.

2• “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.

3 • “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be”.

4 • “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated”.

5 • “Nothing will work unless you do”.

6 • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”.

7 • “Don’t bring negative to my door”.

8 • “The desire to reach of the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach heart is wise”.

9 • “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option”.


10 • “We need much less than we think we need”.

Of course, there are many more important words by Maya Angelou; many more wise thoughts to inspire us and give us courage in our own journey of life. You can discover more of them and for Maya Angelou in her official site



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