Maya Angelou’s Wisdom

Maya Angelou’s Wisdom

As you know by now, Maya Angelou passed away today. Her courage to write about the pain of her youth resonated with millions, offering them hope to keep going. Her success in life came from persevering through difficulty with a resolve to never give in or give up.

These 15 Maya Angelou quotes bring perspective and meaning to me, reminding me what’s important on this journey. Hope they provide the same for you…


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.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

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.

A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.

Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.

We need much less than we think we need.

Nothing will work unless you do.

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