Renowned poet, author, professor and actress Maya Angelou passed away this morning at the age of 86 at her home in North Carolina. While we mourn the loss of such an inspirational woman, she has left behind a vast amount of words to live by. Here are some of our favorites.
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
“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.”
“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it's destination full of hope."
"Nothing will work unless you do."
“A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally.”
“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.”
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
"If you get, give. If you learn, teach."
"In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yes, it is only love,
which sets us free."
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