10 Quotes from Maya Angelou
The above image of Ms. Angelou receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom was found here.
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."
“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
“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.”
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
"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."
"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."
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you."
"I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water."
To read five quotes from other people that inspire me, click here.