When civil rights activist, author, teacher and poet Mays Angelou passed away last week, the world lost one of the most influential women of our time.
She has been one of my great inspirations for many years and the world is surely a better place thanks to her wisdom.
Thank you Maya Angelou for being an inspiration and guiding light in our world.
In honor of her life, I want to highlight some of my favorite quotes:
#1: ”When someone shows you who they are believe them, the first time.”
#2: ”There is no greater agony then bearing an untold story inside you.”
#3: ”We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.”
#4: “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”
#5: ”Never make someone a priority to you, if all you are to them is an option.”
#6: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
#7: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
#8: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
#9: ”If I am not good to myself, how can I expect others to be good to me?”
#10: “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.”