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My favorite quotes from Maya Angelou

May 29, 2014

“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.”

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

“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.”

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

“You may not control all of the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

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