More From Maya Angelou
- "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance."
- "Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."
- "Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."
More In Great
- "Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained."― Helen Keller
- "Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper."― Gilbert K. Chesterton
- "When you are happy you can forgive a great deal."― Princess Diana