There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.
Quote by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou Quotes
For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
If someone tells you who they are, believe them.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else you will have succeeded.
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
You may encounter defeats, but you must not be defeated.
Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but there are a few things I wish I didn't know.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Music is my religion.
We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
There is much to dislike about President Obama's approach to the financial crisis. But opposition, it seems, will have to come from somewhere other than conservatism. The party out of power is also a party out of touch.
A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer.
It only looks like I get to eat a lot of food on TV. I really just get the one bite and the crew and guests eat everything else.
I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I'm there trying to do it.