The wonderful American writer Maya Angelou passed away yesterday.
She was a woman of great talent.
Queen of words.
Conveyer of heartfelt emotion.
Master of the inspirational quote.
Here’s some of her most famous ones:
When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Love recognises no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
You may not control all of the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
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.
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
Words to live by. Which one’s your favorite?