What I really would like said about me is that I dared to love. By love, I mean that condition in the human spirit so profound it encourages us to develop courage and build bridges, and then to trust those bridges and cross the bridges in attempts to reach other human beings. – Quotes By Maya Angelou
Forgiveness. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. You are relieved of carrying that burden of resentment. You really are lighter. You feel lighter. You just drop that. – Maya Angelou Quotes
If you happen to fall in love with someone in another race, it’s more difficult, because you have to translate yourself. – Maya Angelou Quotes
If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me? – Quotes By Maya Angelou
It’s very hard for adults to maintain respect and romance so that a love affair can be sustained over years. – Maya Angelou Quotes
By love I don’t mean indulgence. I do not mean sentimentality. And in this instance, I don’t even mean romance. I mean that condition that allowed humans to dream of God. That condition that allowed the “dumb” to write spirituals and Russian songs and Irish lilts. That is love, and it’s so much larger than anything I can conceive. – Maya Angelou Quotes
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
I believe that people want the scent of love, more than anything else. And I don’t mean sentimentality, I don’t mean mush. I mean that idea, that human beings are more alike than we are different. – Maya Angelou Quotes
You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it. – Maya Angelou Quotes
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. – Maya Angelou Quotes
I’m convinced that the negative has power. It lives. And if you allow it to perch in your house, in your mind, in your life, it can take you over. So when the rude or cruel thing is said – the lambasting, the gay bashing, the hate – I say, “Take it all out of my house!” Those negative words climb into the woodwork and into the furniture, and the next thing you know they’ll be on my skin. – Quotes By Maya Angelou
You can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you. But if you’re in love with the thing, it may run like hell away from you. – Quotes By Maya Angelou
When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the universe. – Maya Angelou Quotes
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
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.
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
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.
It’s hard because people think they have something to lose and the truth is they have everything to gain in trying to love somebody.
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.
If you want to liberate someone, love them. Not be in love with them – that’s dangerous.
When people see the laughing face, even if they’re jealous of it, their burden is lightened. But do it first for yourself. Laugh and dare to try to love somebody, starting with yourself.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
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