Remembering Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

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

"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."

"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."

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."


  1. That last quote is like a version of the Love chapter in Corinthians. Wonderful and meaningful quotes. She will be missed by many. Over the years, I have received lovely cards with her poems and quotes on them.

    1. It does sound like the love chapter. Thanks for sharing here Wanda.


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