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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.


attributed to Maya Aangelou

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MAYA ANGELOU
We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are m...
MAYA ANGELOU
I'm grateful to intelligent people. That doesn't mean educated. That doesn't mean intell...
MAYA ANGELOU
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
MAYA ANGELOU
All great achievements require time.
MAYA ANGELOU
I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
MAYA ANGELOU
It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
MAYA ANGELOU
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans - because we can...
MAYA ANGELOU
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
MAYA ANGELOU
The hope, the hope that lives in the breast of the black American, is just so tremendous that it ove...
MAYA ANGELOU
In a long meter hymn, a singer - they call it 'lays out a line.' And then the whole church j...
MAYA ANGELOU
I think a number of the leaders are, whether you like it or not, in the hip-hop generation. And when...
MAYA ANGELOU
If I'm the people's poet, then I ought to be in people's hands - and, I hope, in their h...
MAYA ANGELOU
I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.
MAYA ANGELOU
I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, 'No. No, I'...
MAYA ANGELOU
I was very blessed to have family and friends, but particularly family, who told me I was not only a...
MAYA ANGELOU
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry,...
MAYA ANGELOU
Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you w...
MAYA ANGELOU
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
MAYA ANGELOU
If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth...
MAYA ANGELOU
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any...
MAYA ANGELOU
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'
MAYA ANGELOU
Encouragement to all women is - let us try to offer help before we have to offer therapy. That is to...
MAYA ANGELOU
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
MAYA ANGELOU
I don't think there's such a thing as autobiographical fiction. If I say it happened, it hap...
MAYA ANGELOU
Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn't occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studyi...
MAYA LIN
I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I ju...
MAYA LIN
We love and lose in China,
we weep on England's moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea, MAYA ANGELOU
Language. I loved it. And for a long time I would think of myself, of my whole body, as an ear.
MAYA ANGELOU
We all need the waters of the Mercy River. Though they don't run deep, there's usually enough, just ...
MAYA ANGELOU
we had been each other’s home and center for seventeen years. He could die if he wanted to and go ...
MAYA ANGELOU
If the heart of Africa remained elusive, my search for it had brought me closer to understanding mys...
MAYA ANGELOU
Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It...
MAYA ANGELOU
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
MAYA ANGELOU
My mother's gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into th...
MAYA ANGELOU
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity to be otherwise
MAYA ANGELOU
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain...
MAYA ANGELOU
For a person who grew up in the '30s and '40s in the segregated South, with so many doors cl...
MAYA ANGELOU
My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was u...
MAYA LIN