Maya Angelou was a popular poet and author, and the recipient of a slew of accolades and honorary degrees attesting to her inspiring position. She died in 2014, but her inspiration lives on in these beautiful self love Maya Angelou quotes.
Maya Angelou quotes about self love
Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.
Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you’… There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
I got my own back.
Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.
Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
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.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Live as though life was created for you.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.
I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
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.
I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.
Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.
Determine to live life with flair and laughter.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.