Maya Angelou Quotes ~ Inspiring & Life Changing Truths From

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When I opened up my computer this morning and read that author, poet and all around extraordinary woman Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86, my heart sunk. She was an incredible woman who has inspired me for years now. Her book “Letters to my Daughter” was one of my favourites. I use it as a reference book, reading it regularly. Her wise words are filled with truth. She was one of those people that made the world a better place. Her legacy will live on, inspiring generation upon generation thanks to the media clips and books we have. For this I am forever grateful.

If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration today, here are 7 of my favourite Maya Angelou quotes. May she rest in peace… 


“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.” 



“It is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. To forgive. Forgive everybody.”

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“Never make someone a priority, when all you are to them is an option.”


“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


“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” 


“Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in tis world, but it has not solved one yet.”

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A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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