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Quotations from
Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

      Dr. Maya Angelou was an American poet and civil rights activist. She received over fifty honorary degrees, a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, three Grammy Awards for her spoken word albums, the National Medal of Arts in 2000, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

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“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”  {Issue #43}
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  {blog 4/2010 & 10/2011}
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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage
doesn't need to be lived again.”  {blog 6/2011}
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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.”  {blog 7/2011 & 4/2015}
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“You want me to do something? Tell me [that] I can't do it.”  {blog 4/2012}
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“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”  {blog 10/2012}
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“Don't underestimate your vote. Voting is the great equalizer.”  {blog 11/2012}
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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.”  {blog 1/2013}
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“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”  {blog 3/2014}
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“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.”  {blog 8/2014}
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“You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.”  {blog 9/2014}
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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”  {blog 9/2014}
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“Nothing will work unless you do.”  {blog 5/2015}
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“This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before.”  {blog 6/2015}
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“Do the best [that] you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”  {blog 12/2015}
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“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”  {blog 7/2017}
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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”  {blog 9/2017}
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“You may not be able to control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  {blog 11/2017}

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