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Maya Angelou

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Pulitzer Prize-winning African American author and an important figure in the American Civil Rights.. American Poet

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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left I know why the caged bird sings. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Quote Right
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Quote Left A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Quote Right
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Quote Left ...there is a difference between being convinced and being stubborn. I Quote Right
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Quote Left I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Don't bring negative to my door. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. Quote Right
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Quote Left Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go. Quote Right
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Quote Left Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant. Quote Right
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Quote Left History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. Quote Right
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Quote Left I suggest that the great art belongs to all people, all the time--that indeed it is made for the people, by the people, to the people. Quote Right
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Quote Left Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now. Wouldn' Quote Right
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Quote Left I�ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Quote Right
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Quote Left Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. Quote Right
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Quote Left For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. Quote Right
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Quote Left I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.' Quote Right
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Quote Left Had I not had my grandmother, who dared to be my rainbow in the clouds, I would have been just another sexually abused barefoot black girl on the roads of Arkansas, Quote Right
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Quote Left I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway. Quote Right
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Quote Left Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations. Quote Right
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Quote Left How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! Quote Right
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