Inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou.


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We all know  Maya Angelou, the multifaceted personality, whose quotes speak volumes about what an inspirational woman she was…IS!  Her words  motivate countless people to live a better life, become a better person, and thus she lives on – through her words, through every little nugget of wisdom she shared with the world.

Bringing for you today, 10 of her top inspirational quotes that never fail to make an impact, never fail to leave us reflecting on life, on ourselves enough to turn a new leaf. Quotes that are a personal favourite.

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

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


“All great achievements require time.”

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



Words that instil in you an attitude to work towards being a better version of yourself. Words that inspire you to love yourself and strive to achieve that what you wish for.

Every quote here seems to speak to me…I know how  much I need to hear such words, to keep me from falling in the dark abyss that life often threatens to push me in. Nay, not life, but  my own self-esteem that hits rock bottom during certain careless moments.

Thank you, Maya, for being the flag-bearer of hope and positivity in a world that can be so dark and despairing!

Quotes that inspire



Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

30 thoughts on “Inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou.

  1. very good collection of quotes. Hard to pick a favourite but this one I’ve loved for a long tme – 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.

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  2. I love Maya Angelou. In fact, I had done a post on her quotes last year. What a coincidence that I had just published the same on Medium yesterday. I think her quotes speak to me on a different level and sooth me. A wonderful post to start the Monday morning with 🙂

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  3. Very powerful words to live by Shilpa and I loved them all; difficult to say which one touched me more! Thanks so much for sharing this. I have been meaning to pick up her books this year for a read as I think she has written some sensational stuff which I must definitely read!

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    1. Here quotes have the power to pull you out of the blues, revive you, till doing your best becomes a habit!
      These quotes keep coming to me when I am at my lowest, Anamika..and so I had to do this post – for myself! 🙂

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  4. She does have some really good quotes. A favourite of mine which I had laminated and hung at my desk at work is “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”

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