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WORDS TO LIVE BY: MAYA ANGELOU

‘Words to live by’ : is a daily segment by theSystem * that looks into 7 of the most striking comments and quotes by thought leaders in life or otherwise.


Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees

Here are 7 of Maya Angelou’s most striking quotes :

Nothing will work unless you do.

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

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.

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

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.

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