Thursday, May 29, 2014

In Memory of Maya Angelou - Poet - 1928-2014

"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God"

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."

"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

"Nothing will work unless you do."

"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."

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

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

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

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

"Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it."

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

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

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