“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” 


“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” 


“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” 


“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” 


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” 


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” 


“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” 


“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.” 

— Maya Angelou


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” 

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” 

“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” 

“In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different.”

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” 

“I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” 

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” 

— Coco Chanel


“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” 

— Maya Angelou

“An open and loving heart, seeking a higher good without selfish motive, without any shadow of negativity or harm, can invoke a powerful manifesting energy in order to accomplish its goals. This is our right as spiritual entities. This is an essence of our spirituality. This is the invocation of grace.” 

― Brian L. Weiss, Same Soul, Many Bodies: Discover the Healing Power of Future Lives through Progression Therapy

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” 

— Maya Angelou

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