BEST OF MAYA ANGELOU QUOTES – TOP QUOTES BY MAYA ANGELOU
TOP MAYA ANGELOU QUOTES – QUOTES ON LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS, SELF-LOVE AND MARRIAGE
By love, I don’t mean indulgence. I do not mean sentimentality. And in this instance, I don’t even mean romance. I mean that condition that allowed humans to dream of God. That condition that allowed the “dumb” to write spirituals and Russian songs and Irish lilts. That is love, and it’s so much larger than anything I can conceive. ~ Best Of Maya Angelou Quotes
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
I’m convinced that the negative has power. It lives. And if you allow it to perch in your house, in your mind, in your life, it can take you over. So when the rude or cruel thing is said – the lambasting, the gay-bashing, the hate – I say, “Take it all out of my house!” Those negative words climb into the woodwork and into the furniture, and the next thing you know they’ll be on my skin.
If you happen to fall in love with someone in another race, it’s more difficult, because you have to translate yourself.
What I really would like said about me is that I dared to love. By love, I mean that condition in the human spirit so profound it encourages us to develop courage and build bridges, and then to trust those bridges and cross the bridges in attempts to reach other human beings. ~ Best Of Maya Angelou Quotes
If you want to liberate someone, love them. Not be in love with them – that’s dangerous.
If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean much. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it. ~ Best Of Maya Angelou Quotes
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
You can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you. But if you’re in love with the thing, it may run like hell away from you.
The first best is falling in love. The second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love. ~ Best Of Maya Angelou Quotes
TOP MAYA ANGELOU QUOTES – QUOTES ON FRIENDSHIP
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back.
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike. ~ Best Of Maya Angelou Quotes
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Only equals can become friends.
A man or woman who sees other people as a whole and prepared and accords them respect and the same rights has arranged his or her own allies. ~ Best Of Maya Angelou Quotes
The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. People know themselves much
TOP MAYA ANGELOU QUOTES – QUOTES ON HAPPINESS, JOY, AND GRATITUDE
I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment.
I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place. ~ Best Of Maya Angelou Quotes
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
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.
I try to see every day as a celebration.
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.
Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.
FUNNY MAYA ANGELOU QUOTES
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.
I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.
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.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that speaks, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
I never have written every day. When I’m writing a book, I write Monday through Friday. I always try to take Saturday and pretend to have some sanity.