40 Maya Angelou Quotes About Women, Love, Family and More

40 Maya Angelou Quotes About Women, Love, Family and More

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Maya Angelou was one of America’s most honoured and renowned poets and authors, With numerous awards and over 50 honorary degrees. She had received the National Medal of Arts in the year 2000. In 2010, President Barack Obama gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the highest honours awarded by the United States to anyone. She is well-known for her seven autobiographies, detailing her upbringing and adult life.

Her professional and social work has significantly influenced Black Americans and American society. We’ve compiled a list of Maya Angelou quotes on women, love, family, and more that we hope will inspire you in some manner.

Maya Angelou Quotes About Women

Maya Angelou’s life and writing have offered a rich source of inspiration and wisdom to all women. Here are some of Maya Angelou quotes about women.

“I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: FACEBOOK

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

MAYA ANGELOU
Maya Angelou Quotes About Women
“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.”

“The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“The wise woman thinks twice and speaks once or, better yet, does not speak at all.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: RAINBOW IN THE CLOUD: THE WISDOM AND SPIRIT OF MAYA ANGELOU

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“The woman who truly intends to live a good life is already living phenomenally since intent is part of the achievement.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“Courage allows the successful woman to fail – and to learn powerful lessons from the failure – so that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.”

MAYA ANGELOU

Maya Angelou Quotes About Love

Maya Angelou has mastered the art of using words to paint a picture. She has penned a number of fascinating love quotations.

Maya Angelou Quotes About Love
“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: HUFFPOST

“I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: GLAMOUR

“Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: THE COLLECTED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF MAYA ANGELOU

“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: FACEBOOK
Maya Angelou Quotes About Love
“The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.”

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: FACEBOOK

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

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: FACEBOOK

“The honorary duty of a human being is to love.

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: FACEBOOK

“The music was my friend, my lover, my family.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: THE COLLECTED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF MAYA ANGELOU

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done, to try and love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

MAYA ANGELOU
Maya Angelou Quotes About Love
“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”
SOURCE: TWITTER

Self Love Maya Angelou Quotes

Anxiety and depression are less likely in people who love themselves. All of these problems can be resolved via self-love. Here are some Maya Angelou quotes about self-love.

“I got my own back.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: TWITTER

“I created myself. I have taught myself so much.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: NPR.ORG

“There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: CONVERSATIONS WITH MAYA ANGELOU
Self Love Maya Angelou Quotes
“I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it.”
SOURCE: TWITTER

“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: TWITTER

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: TWITTER

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

MAYA ANGELOU

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

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: FACEBOOK

Maya Angelou Quotes About Family

The family is regarded as one of society’s most significant components as it influences who a person becomes. Here are some of the best Maya Angelou quotes about family.

Maya Angelou Quotes About Family
“I sustain myself with the love of family.”
SOURCE: TWITTER

“The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: INTERVIEW WITH OPRAH WINFREY

“My pride had been starched by a family who assumed unlimited authority in its own affairs.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ AND GETTIN’ MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS

“I believe everything is energy. I believe that the meal you serve yourself, you prepare, is energy. And if you serve it to your family, it’s your gift of energy to them.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: THERUMPUS

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.”

MAYA ANGELOU
SOURCE: THE COLLECTED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF MAYA ANGELOU

Maya Angelou died in 2014, yet her legacy is alive. She will be memorized for her poetry and storytelling and her work as an educator, civil rights activist, actor, and filmmaker. Hopefully, these Maya Angelou quotes have motivated you to cherish your life and overcome any problems that may come.

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