Maya Angelou Quotes We Love

All of us in the Generation W community were saddened to hear of the passing of the great poet, novelist and actress Maya Angelou (click here to read the CNN report).

Each and every one of us have been–and will continue to be–inspired by her words.  Here are a few of our favorite quotes:

Maya Angelou“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 don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

“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.”

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

“When you know better you do better.”

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”

 

 

 

What is one of your favorite Maya Angelou quotes?