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Maya Angelou (Born Marguerite Ann Johnson) - 4 April 1928

Born: St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

Residence: Winston-Salem, North Carolina & Harlem, New York (USA)


  • Mother - Vivian Baxter (Johnson)
  • Father - Baily Johnson
  • Brother - Baily Jnr.
  • Husbands - Enistasious (Tosh) Angelos, Paul De Feu, Vusumzi Make
  • Children - Clyde (Guy Johnson)

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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song ~ Maya Angelou

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face ~ Maya Angelou

A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her ~ Maya Angelou

Achievement brings it own anticlimax ~ Maya Angelou

Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it ~ Maya Angelou

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him ~ Maya Angelou

Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the 'Principle of Reverse' ~ Maya Angelou

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it! ~ Maya Angelou

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud ~ Maya Angelou

Be present in all things and thankful for all things ~ Maya Angelou

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Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean ~ Maya Angelou

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives ~ Maya Angelou

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently ~ Maya

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better ~ Maya Angelou

Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for ~ Maya Angelou

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances ~ Maya Angelou

Faith is the evidence of the unseen ~ Maya Angelou

First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love ~ Maya Angelou

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet ~ Maya Angelou

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time ~ Maya Angelou

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Hope for the best, be prepared for the worse. Life is shocking, but you must never appear to be shocked. For no matter how bad it is it could be worse and no matter how good it is it could be better ~ Maya Angelou

Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between ~ Maya Angelou

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare ~ Maya Angelou

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it ~ Maya Angelou

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better ~ Maya Angelou

I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh ~ Maya Angelou

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver ~ Maya Angelou

I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish ~ Maya Angelou

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself ~ Maya Angelou

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 ~ Maya Angelou

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