5 Maya Angelou Quotes To Inspire Greatness

“She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace.”

~ Oprah Winfrey, on Maya Angelou.


When I opened my laptop this morning, I was saddened to see that the legendary Maya Angelou had passed while I had slept. I was just on her website a few days ago, reading about her life and sitting in awe of all her achievements and wisdom. She was truly a teacher of love, peace and equality – not to mention a powerful role model for women.

As the tributes for this magnificent renaissance woman flow, I wanted to express my gratitude to the phenomenal Dr. Angelou and share five of her quotes that have inspired me the most.

These quotes have helped shift my perceptions about myself and about the life I choose to live, and have sparked fires in me to follow my heart and be a force for good. I hope they do the same for you...

“I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all.”


“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”


“You may not control all 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.”

“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”

I adore all those words of wisdom, but I think my new favourite is Maya’s last tweet, which took my breath away when I read it this morning:
I’m eternally grateful for women like Dr. Angelou, who blaze the trail with courage and share their hearts with passion. I bow to you in thanks and admiration, Maya.


What’s your favourite Maya Angelou quote?

Share it in the comments, let’s celebrate the life of this courageous world changing woman.

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