My Favorite Maya Angelou Quotes

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Maya Angelou, author, poet, Civil Rights Advocate and thought leader passed away this morning at 86. While she will probably be best remembered for “I know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, she has been one of my favorites for her inspirational quotes.

On this day we remember her, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Maya Angelou Quotes:

“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.”

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

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” 

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” 

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

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” 

Do you have a favorite? Leave a comment below.