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.
("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings")
More Quotes from Maya Angelou: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.
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.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications.... Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
She cherished her race. She cherished women. She cared for gay and straight people. She prayed nightly for Palestine and equally for Israel.
She's my sister friend and I pray for her and her children. Everybody, please give a good thought, a positive thought for Coretta.
There is something more - the spirit, or the soul. I think that that quality encourages our courtesy and care and our minds. And mercy, and identity.
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