The Power Within: Maya Angelou’s 10 Most Inspirational Quotes

Maya Angelou’s wisdom serves as a guiding light, illuminating the path towards personal growth, resilience, and love. Presenting Maya Angelou’s 10 most inspiring quotes that inspire change from within.

“Today is a beautiful day, I’ve never seen this one before.”

-Maya Angelou



Angelou’s Legacy

Maya Angelou’s reputation as one of the world’s most famous and prolific writers needs little introduction. Renowned and celebrated, she stands tall as one of the world’s most illustrious and prodigious writers. With a remarkable literary portfolio comprising seven autobiographies, three essay collections, and multiple volumes of poetry, her inaugural autobiography, the iconic “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” (1969), catapulted her to enduring global recognition.

As an acclaimed author, poet, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou left an indelible mark on the world through her eloquent words and powerful storytelling. Her insights into the human experience, resilience, love, and personal growth continue to resonate with us. While offering guidance and solace in times of both triumph and tribulation.

In this blog post, we pay tribute to Maya Angelou and explore the enduring impact of her wisdom and quotes. Here are Maya Angelou’s 10 most inspiring quotes, while each quote unveils a facet of her philosophy, inviting us to contemplate and integrate her teachings into our own existence.


“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”



“Don’t bring the negative to my door.”



“Whining not only makes you ugly, it lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood.”



“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”


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“Today is a beautiful day, I’ve never seen this one before.”


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“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”



“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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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”


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“True friendship adds years to life.”


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The ‘Maya Angelou’ Motiva

Motiva celebrates Maya Angelou’s unwavering spirit, remarkable talent, and enduring message of resilience. That continues to inspire and empower individuals around the world. ‘Maya Angelou’ By Motiva features 9 of her most extraordinary quotes and serves as a tribute to her timeless and inspiring legacy.

By Motiva’ is a hand-picked collection of ideas, thoughts, words, and people that have been truly inspirational and have transcended time and space with their powerful quotes and words of wisdom. We bring all these inspirational figures and words together in a new medium that will resonate with people across the world.


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