• I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.
    You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. People know themselves much better than you do. That's why it's important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • 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.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
    Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
    I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
    Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.
    You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.
    ~ Maya Angelou