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!