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Words of Wisdom: Quotes from Maya Angelou

These are useful, lovely, and worth memorizing.


  • “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." 


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


  •  “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” 


  •  “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. 


  •  “If someone shows you who they really are, believe them.” 


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


  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. 


  • “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” 


  • “Nothing will work unless you do.”


Source: The Wall Street Journal 5/28/14