We see why billionaire media mogul, Oprah Winfrey considered Dr. Maya Angelou to be one of her greatest friends and mentors. Just from our compilation of these great quotes and a few of her great videos, the late poet and activist wisdom seemed to be unparalleled.
Always surround yourself with people who can bring an immense amount of greatness and value to your life. Relationships are two-fold.
-Determine to live life with flair and laughter.
-History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
-How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
-I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
-I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world’s variety and uniqueness.
-If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
-Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Angelou’s Poem ‘On the Pulse of Morning…’
-The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
-The needs of society determine its ethics.
-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.
Watch the power of Dr. Maya Angelou below speaking on how love liberates:
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