Maya Angelou

Revolutionary American poet, singer, memoirist, journalist, and civil rights activist.

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What is the Universe made of?

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of good?

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of evil?

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

July 24, 2018
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What is the origin of evil?

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.

July 24, 2018
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How do you find happiness?

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

July 24, 2018
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How do you find truth?

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

July 24, 2018
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What is the meaning of life?

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.

July 24, 2018
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What is the role of evolution?

We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name.

July 24, 2018
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What happens after death?

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.

July 24, 2018