Maya Angelou

1928 -

A Quote by Maya Angelou on birds

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I know why the caged bird sings.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Source: Quoting a lyric by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Maya Angelou on courage, generosity, honesty, kindness, mercy, potential, practice, and virtue

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Maya Angelou on ancestry, dreams, gifts, hope, and slavery

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Source: And Still I Rise, 1978

Contributed by: Zaady

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