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Maya Angelou Quotes About Health, Wealth & Happiness

i became the kind of parent my mother was to me most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise i have a villain that i make a very good friend and i'm a good mother and a good sister and a good citizen i am involved in life itself all of it and i have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve the sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love see i don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed 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 courage allows the successful woman to fail and to learn powerful lessons from the failure so that in the end she didn't fail at all 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 a wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim i am a woman phenomenally phenomenal woman that is your grandmother that is your mother that is your sister that is you and that is me [Music] my mother had said me all right you've been raised so don't let anybody else raise you you know the difference between right and wrong do right and remember you can always come home and she continued to liberate me until she died on her mother on the night she died i went to the hospital i told my mom let me tell you about yourself you deserved a great daughter and you got one and you liberated me to be one so if it's time for you to go you may have done everything god brought you here to do when teachers or people in authority put me down or in one way or another tried to make me feel less than equal to what they thought i should be my mother was on my side it was amazing my mother raised me and then freed me [Music] my mother is so full of joy in life i am her child and that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world i've learned that i still have a lot to learn i do hope that young men and women will start to think for themselves and start to take responsibility for their own thoughts we need to remember to teach our children that solitude can be a much to be desired condition not only is it acceptable to be alone at times it is positively to be wished for in the silence we listen to ourselves then we ask questions of ourselves we describe ourselves to ourselves and in the quietude we may even hear the voice of god i think we have systematically and critically harmed ourselves and many young people by advising them not to try things [Music] my mother said i must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy that some people unable to go to school were more educated and more intelligent than college professors 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 each child belongs to all of us and they will bring us the tomorrow in direct relation to the responsibility we have shown to them if i'm going to a new country i try to learn something about the language and the culture so i don't just go bumbling over things children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives the real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself if we don't have that we never grow we never learn and show us how we should never teach people feel guilty and guilt is stimming guilt immobilizes guilt closes the air ducts and the veins and makes people ignorant if a person any human being is told often enough you are nothing you are nothing you account for nothing you count for nothing you are less than a human being i have no visibility of you the person finally begins to believe it there is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing if the door has been opened and i've been invited or if i'm not invited and i somehow know i'm supposed to go in there i put myself together and go in praying all the while i try to learn something before i go in i try to show some respect of the place i'm going into if you are in love with your children you are in their lives all the time leave them alone let them grow and make some mistakes [Music] on her mother she would talk to me as if i had some sense god puts rainbows in the cloud so that each of us and the dreariest and most dreaded moments can see a possibility of hope [Music] while i know myself as a creation of god i am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also god's creation stand up straight and realize who you are that you tower over your circumstances you are a child of god stand up straight i believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory so at this wonderful young age of six to five i don't know yet what the lord has for me to do i tried to live up to the energy and to the calling but i wouldn't dare say i have even scratched the surface yet the most difficult thing in the world it seems to me is to realize that i am a child of god to keep that in my mind all the time i'm working at trying to be a christian and that's just business it's like trying to be a good jew a good muslim a good buddhist a good shijoist a good zoroastrian a good friend a good lover a good mother a good buddy it's serious business while the rest of the world has been improving technology ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man there is a world of difference between truth and facts facts can obscure the truth the truth is very important no matter how negative it is it is imperative that you learn the truth not necessarily the facts i mean that that can come but facts can stand in front of the truth and almost obscure the truth it is imperative that students learn the truth of our history my equipment tends to be that of a social humanitarian and a port which i suppose is the same thing and i tend to watch how people are in the 16th century nicola machiavelli in an attempt to get back in the good graces of the powerful wrote a slim volume called the prince in that book he showed the powers that be how to control the people that book is a statement separate and rule divide and conquer that's 500 years ago and it still works because we allow ourselves to be led around with holes through our noses [Music] we allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone alone in patches alone in groups alone in races even alone in genders i believe we are still so innocent the species are still so innocent that the person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer just before he puts the final wrench on his throat will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water [Music] i wish that we could look into each other's faces in each other's eyes and see our own selves i hope that the children have not been so scared by the upbringing that they o

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