Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
Quote by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou Quotes
I know why the caged bird sings.
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.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else you will have succeeded.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
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.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
If someone tells you who they are, believe them.
People who own property feel a sense of ownership in their future and their society. They study, save, work, strive and vote. And people trapped in a culture of tenancy do not.
By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't believe the Government of the day, so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people, whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq, have learnt lessons.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.
If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.