9 Maya Angelou quotes to live by

Maya Angelou has died, aged 86.

The writer, poet and activist inspired minds across the globe with her work, and own endless awards, accolades and respect over the last five decades.

Her pearls of wisdom will always stand true – here are some of our favourites. 

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

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.”

“Life loves the liver of it.”

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

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

“In all my work I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?”

Maya Angelou quotes


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