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Maya Angelou



    Life loves the liver of it.

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    Nothing will work unless you do.

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    If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

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    Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

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    I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad itseems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned thatyou can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned thatregardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they'regone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing asmaking a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on bothhands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learned that wheneverI decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I'velearned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned thatevery day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, orjust a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what youdid, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Ive learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."

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    love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it

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    this is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.

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

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    life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy

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    Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong.

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    At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

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    Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."

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    I try to live what I consider a "poetic existence." That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work.

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    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.

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    I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

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    There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.

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    My life has been one great big joke, A dance that's walked, A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke, When I think about myself.

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    We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives.

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    If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

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    The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

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    Lift up your eyes upon. This day breaking for you. Give birth again. To the dream.

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    I am always talking about the human condition and about American society in particular: what it is like to be human, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go on from darkness into darkness and that darkness carpeted

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    women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible and live long lives

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    Here on the pulse of this new day,/ You may have the grace to look up and out/ And into your sister's eyes, into/ Your brother's face, your country/ And say simply,/ Very simply,/ With hope,/ Good Morning.

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    I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.

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    Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

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    Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.

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    Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.

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    You rose into my life like a promised sunrise, brightening my days with the light in your eyes. I've never been so strong. Now I'm where I belong.

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    Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone

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    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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    It is the worst thing you can do, women, is whine, ... I mean the worst. Don't complain, protest.

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    I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at. It's a serious matter. You compromise, you give, you take, you stand firm, and you're relentless...And it is an investment. Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I'm married to someone who is very jealous and you're married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.

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    She's my sister friend and I pray for her and her children. Everybody, please give a good thought, a positive thought for Coretta.

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    If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

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    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.

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    When a man tells you who he is...believe him.

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