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Get inspired to make changes in your life and find a new outlook with these inspirational quotes and captions! I choose my favorites and made them into printable quotes to hang up around your desk or vision board… check them out and let me know what you think

Famous Maya Angelou Quotes

maya angelou ive learned famous quote

1. “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.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou believe them the first time saying

2. “When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou

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3. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou

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4. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou do better saying for inspiration

5. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

mission in life is to thrive inspiring caption

6. “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.” – Maya Angelou

courage is the most important of the virtues maya angelou quote

7. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” – Maya Angelou

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8. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou

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9. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

never make someone a priority relationship quote

10. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou

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11. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Printable Wall Art

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Whether you want to hang up some quotes on your vision board for the year or add some positive sayings around your desk… print these quotes! I choose four of my favorites from this post and made them into a super easy to download pdf. Let me know what you think or how I could make them better

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Here’s how to print:

  • Download the PDF below
  • Print off on heavy-weight paper
  • Trim along the cutmarks
  • Hang them up to inspire courage and change in your life

Life Lesson & Success Quotes

success is liking yourself short saying about life

12. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

life is measured by the moments saying

13. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.” – Maya Angelou

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14. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou

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15. “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou

dare to live life quote to inspire

16. “I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it.” – Maya Angelou

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17. “The woman who truly intends to live a good life is already living phenomenally since intent is part of the achievement.” – Maya Angelou

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18. “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.” – Maya Angelou

forgive everybody quote short saying about life

19. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” – Maya Angelou

nothing succeeds like success caption for motivation

20. “Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou friendship quote about life

21. “I learned that a friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou practice consistency quotation

22. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.” – Maya Angelou

gratitude and faith caption about happiness

23. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes On Love

maya angelou open your eyes to the beauty around you

24. “Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.” – Maya Angelou

have the courage to trust love quote

25. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

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26. “I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou courage to accept the love in return

27. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” – Maya Angelou

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be in love with the search for truth quotation

28. “This is what I am learning, at 82 years old: the main thing is to be in love with the search for truth .” – Maya Angelou

be great at what you do quote

29. “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” – Maya Angelou

do something wonderful for humanity quote for inspiration

30. “Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.” – Maya Angelou

straight to the heart maya angelou quote about love

31. “The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” – Maya Angelou

love sets us free quotation about life

32. “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. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou

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33. “There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.” – Maya Angelou

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34. “Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age.” – Maya Angelou

Change & Courage Maya Angelou Quotes

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

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36. “If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

build up courage inspiring words

37. “To develop courage you have to start developing courage as you do any other muscle. You have to start with small things and build them up.” – Maya Angelou

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good done anywhere is good done everywhere saying

38. “I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou quote about being bodacious

39. “Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.” – Maya Angelou

new opportunities for new beginnings caption

40. “Lift up your hearts. Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings.” – Maya Angelou

happiness maya angelou quotation

41. “I’m happy… I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think that’s happy.” – Maya Angelou

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maya angelou life is adventure quote for inspiration

42. “Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou stand up for yourself

43. “I not only have the right to stand up for myself, but I have the responsibility. I can’t ask somebody else to stand up for me if I won’t stand up for myself.” – Maya Angelou

Inspirational Captions About Education

quality of strength lined with tenderness saying

44. “The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.” – Maya Angelou

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45. “I make writing as much a part of my life as I do eating or listening to music .” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou do my best saying

46. “I do my best because I’m counting on you counting on me.” – Maya Angelou

learn to have empathy for others in life saying

47. “We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou

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maya angelou quote about giving to others for positivity

48. “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou

pursuit of patience and passion quotation

49.Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Strength & Confidence Quotes

maya angelou daring to dare quote

50. “I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.” – Maya Angelou

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51. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou

strength in standing up for yourself and your beliefs quote

52. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

seeing beyond the seeming quotation

53. “You can see in others what they don’t see in themselves and what the world doesn’t see in them. We all have that possibility, that potential, and that promise of seeing beyond the seeming.” – Maya Angelou

wise woman refuses to be anyones victim quote

54. “A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou

respect yourself quote for self confidence

55. “I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.” – Maya Angelou

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maya angelou life goes on inspiring words

56. “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” – Maya Angelou

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57. “When you know you are of worth – not asking it but knowing it – you walk into a room with a particular power.” – Maya Angelou

my attitude of gratitude quote

58. “Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.” – Maya Angelou

Short Maya Angelou Quotes

be a rainbow in someones cloud short caption

59. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

you have to put in the work short motivational saying

60. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

change your attitude maya angelou short saying

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

give cheerfully and accept gratefully quote

62. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

self confidence saying about thinking positively

63. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou live in the present moment short quote

64. “I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment.” – Maya Angelou

blind as we want to be quote to change the way you think

65. “We are only as blind as we want to be.” – Maya Angelou

enjoy truly enjoy quote for inspiration

66. “Nobody can enjoy unless we all enjoy – truly enjoy.” – Maya Angelou

maya angelou must not be defeated short motivational quote

67. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

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