Lessons Learned From Maya Angelou
Most women would agree that Maya Angelou influenced a large bulk of their lives. The lessons learned from her books, poems and speeches are timeless and have been positively influencing women of all ages for many years.
It is unfortunate that the life of this phenomenal woman has come to an end, but she will rest in peace knowing that her life’s work has helped people in all walks of life and will continue to motivate and encourage young minds. We pay homage to the legends’ inspiring work by celebrating her life and the lessons we’ve learned from her literature and philanthropy.
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“Phenomenal Woman” taught us to love who we are and accept ourselves flaws and all.
Maya Angelou taught us that people always remember the impressions that you make on them.
“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.”
Maya Angelou taught us to live passionately and commit to something to make a difference.
“My mission in like is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Maya Angelou taught us to treat others how we want to be treated.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
Maya Angelou taught us to always give more than you take from the ones you love.
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”
Maya Angelou taught us that we are products of our environments, surroundings and experiences and we have the power to channel the things we’ve learned positively or negatively.
“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot—it’s all there. Everything influences each of us and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
Maya Angelou taught us that we all have potential to be great and do great things.
“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, merciful, generous, or honest.