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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri.
* She was a poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
* She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.
* She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.
* She was called "the black woman's poet laureate", and her poems have been called the anthems of African Americans.
* She died on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86.
* She is remembered as a powerful voice for the African American community and for her contributions to American literature.
* Her work continues to inspire people around the world.
All great achievements require time.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
To those who are given much, much is expected.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.(Popular misquote of "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.")
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
I sustain myself with the love of family.
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.
A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself
A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.
Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.
I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that's in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute.
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