Maya Angelou

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

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'

The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.

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

I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness.

Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.

There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

You may encounter defeats, but you must not be defeated.

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

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

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

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

I couldn't tell fact from fiction,Or if the dream was trueMy only sure predictionIn this world was you.I'd touch your features inchly. Beard love and dared the cost, The sented spiel reeled me unreal And I found my senses lost.

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

If someone tells you who they are, believe them.

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.

Determine to live life with flair and laughter.

The needs of society determine its ethics.

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.