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Maya Angelou
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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. Maya Angelou
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When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the universe. Maya Angelou
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Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence neither speed up nor slow down add to nor diminish it is an imponderably valuable gift. Maya Angelou
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Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style. Maya Angelou
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I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. Maya Angelou
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My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. Maya Angelou
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A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim. Maya Angelou
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Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. Maya Angelou
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A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself Maya Angelou
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I've had people explain to me what one of my poems meant, and I've been surprised that it means that to them. If a person can use a poem of mine to interpret her life or his life, good. I can't control that. Nor would I want to. Maya Angelou
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There is a place in you that you must keep inviolate, a place that you must keep clean. A place where you say to any intruder, "Back up, don't you know I'm a child of God. Maya Angelou
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Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. Maya Angelou
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The charitable say in effect, 'I seem to have more than I need and you seem to have less than you need. I would like to share my excess with you.' Fine, if my excess is tangible, money or goods, and fine if not, for I learned that to be charitable with gestures and words can bring enormous joy and repair injured feelings. Maya Angelou
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Each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad, the challenge is so great. I have written eleven books, but each time I think, "Uh oh, they"re going to find out now. I"ve run a game on everybody and they"re going to find me out. Maya Angelou
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Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Do' do that. Some day we"ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you. Maya Angelou
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When I forgive other people, I let them go, I free them from my ignorance. And as soon as I do, I feel lighter, brighter and better. Maya Angelou
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Everybody is worth everything. Maya Angelou
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Dr. [Martin Luther] King was a human being. He had a sense of humor which was wonderful. Maya Angelou
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Those who have something to say accept the fact that that's lonely. One already knows that there will be adversaries. Maya Angelou
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If somebody is really trying to take your head off with a baseball bat - I don't know how long you're supposed to stand there and turn the other cheek, so he or she can get a better angle at taking your head off. Maya Angelou
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I do hope that young men and women will start to think for themselves and start to take responsibility for their own thoughts. Maya Angelou
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My heart is so heavy when I see the reality of the Indian reservation and as an American, I know I am, too, responsible. Maya Angelou
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The truth is very important. No matter how negative it is, it is imperative that you learn the truth, not necessarily the facts. I mean, that, that can come, but facts can stand in front of the truth and almost obscure the truth. It is imperative that students learn the truth of our history. Maya Angelou
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It is imperative that young white men and women study the black American history. It is imperative that blacks and whites study the Asian American history. Maya Angelou
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When you know you are of worth, you don't have to raise your voice, you don't have to become rude, you don't have to become vulgar; you just are. And you are like the sky is, as the air is, the same way water is wet. It doesn't have to protest. Maya Angelou
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Petulant priests, greedy centurions, and one million incensed gestures stand between your love and me. Maya Angelou
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We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Maya Angelou
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Mostly, what I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one's bones and cragginess of one's once-silken skin, is this: Do it. By all means, do it. Maya Angelou
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It may in fact be utterly impossible to be successful without helping others to become successful. Maya Angelou
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I do not think of myself as unusually creative. I think we all come from the creator, each human being streaming with the glory. So each one of us is creative. Maya Angelou
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If our children are to approve of themselves, they must see that we approve of ourselves. Maya Angelou
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The black kids, the poor white kids, Spanish-speaking kids, and Asian kids in the US - in the face of everything to the contrary, they still bop and bump, shout and go to school somehow. Their optimism gives me hope. Maya Angelou
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Glory falls around us as we sob a dirge of desolation on the Cross Maya Angelou
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Don't bring negative to my door. Maya Angelou
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If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up-lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well. Maya Angelou
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People have to feel needed. Frequently, we just offer a job and 'perks.' We don't always offer people a purpose. When people feel there is a purpose and that they're needed, there's not much else to do except let them do the work. Maya Angelou
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If it is true that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, isn't it also true a society is only as healthy as its sickest citizen and only as wealthy as its most deprived? Maya Angelou
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My entire stay there [high school] might have been time lost if it hadn't been for the unique personality of a brilliant teacher. Miss Kirwin was that rare educator who was in love with information. I will always believe that her love of teaching came not so much from her liking for students but from her desire to make sure that some of the things she knew would find repositories so that they could be shared again. Maya Angelou
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Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou
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You can see in others what they don't see in themselves and what the world doesn't see in them, Maya Angelou
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I am convinced that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently. You can be kind for a while; you can be generous for a while; you can be just for a while, or merciful for a while, even loving for a while. But it is only with courage that you can be persistently and insistently kind and generous and fair. Maya Angelou
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You're not serious; you're boring as hell. Maya Angelou
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We are here to love each other. That is why you are alive. That is what life is for. Maya Angelou
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I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. Maya Angelou
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If you're for the right thing, you do it without thinking. Maya Angelou
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Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don't do that. Some day we'll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you. Maya Angelou
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If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully. Maya Angelou
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Life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you. Maya Angelou
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We must be warriors in the struggle against ignorance Maya Angelou
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I couldn't tell fact from fiction, Or if the dream was true My only sure prediction In 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. Maya Angelou
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If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. Maya Angelou
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When I was asked to do something good, I often say yes, I'll try, yes, I'll do my best. And part of that is believing, if God loves me, if God made everything from leaves to seals and oak trees, then what is it I can't do? Maya Angelou
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Black women have not historically stood in the pulpit, but that doesn't undermine the fact that they built the churches and maintain the pulpits. Maya Angelou
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I know, that since life is our most precious gift, and as far as we can be absolutely certain, it's given to us to live but once, let us so live we will not regret years of useless virtue, and inertia, and timidity, and ignorance, and in our last moments we can say: 'All my life, all my conscious energies, have been dedicated to the most noble cause in the world, the liberation of the human mind and spirit - beginning with my own'. Maya Angelou
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When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we're capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I'm trying for that. But I'm also trying for the language. I'm trying to see how it can really sound. I really love language. I love it for wate it does for us, how it allows us to explain the pain and the glory, the nuances and delicacies of our existence. And then it allows us to laugh, allows us to show wit. Real wit is shown in language. We need language. Maya Angelou
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A story went the rounds about a San Franciscan white matron who refused to sit beside a Negro civilian on the streetcar, even after he made room for her on the seat. Her explanation was that she would not sit beside a draft dodger who was a Negro as well. She added that the least he could do was fight for his country the way her son was fighting on Iwo Jima. The story said that the man pulled his body away from the window to show an armless sleeve. He said quietly and with great dignity, "Then ask your son to look around for my arm, which I left over there. Maya Angelou
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To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity. Maya Angelou
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Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice. Maya Angelou
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Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure. Maya Angelou
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The difference between charity and philanthropy is the distance of the soul... To be philanthropic is to give something, to be charitable is to give one's own heart. Maya Angelou
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I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe every person is born with talent. Maya Angelou
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Its not where your dreams take you, its where you take your dreams. Maya Angelou
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Look for the beauty in things. Maya Angelou
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Troubles are a blessing that force you to change, to believe. Maya Angelou
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You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Do' make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people ca' take their eyes off of you. Maya Angelou
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I"ve got a magic charm That I keep up my sleeve, I can walk the ocean floor And never have to breathe. Maya Angelou
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In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. Maya Angelou
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I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou
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I thank God I'm myself and for the life I'm given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me. Maya Angelou
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All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou
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