5 Maya Angelou Quotes to Live By

Whether it may be because of school, friends, family, or even ourselves, we have all been through tough times. We often forget that there are people and support out there for us. Many people find ease through motivational talks or quotes, so to help someone out there who may need it, here are five inspiring and motivational quotes by Maya Angelou, an American poet and civil rights activist that has gained fame, respect, and many honorable awards for her work.

1. “I got my own back”

No one understands you like you understand yourself. No matter how many people judge you or dislike you, only you know your true intentions. So be your own supporter, love and forgive yourself. For there is only one you.

2. “I've learned that I still have a lot to learn”

We are all human and we all make mistakes. So when you do make a mistake, remember that it is all right. It is nothing but an obstacle on the way and a learning experience. So forgive yourself often and know that it is all okay.

3. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option” Friendships and relationships can often be hard to maintain. But with any situation comes one final question, “How much does that person prioritize you?” Know that you are very worthy and you deserve to be prioritized, so settle for no less because you deserve way more.

4. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love

There are many factors that go into picking a career, such as pay or location. However, the ultimate question is, “Do you love what you do?” You will most likely do it for a long time with lots of effort, so make sure it is something you enjoy so that you can do your very best and get as far as possible with it.

5. “Determine to live life with flair and laughter”

Whether it is during childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, whether you are in school or working, whether you are in a good place or a not-so-good place, know that you only get one life. It is okay to make mistakes. Do everything with a smile on your face and the sound of laughter because it does make a difference and lets you know that it will all be okay.

With any obstacle comes many ways to overcome. One of these helpful ways is motivational and inspiring quotes. Quotes can help motivate you. Whether you read one or many, they surely will help you see things in a different light.



Goalcast, “25 Maya Angelou quotes to inspire your life” , 3 April,2017