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Celebrate Maya Angelou's Life With Her Inspiring Quotes

May 28 2014 - 3:33pm

To celebrate the rich, inspiring life of Maya Angelou, who passed away [1] at age 86, we're taking a look at some of her most beautiful quotes from over the years. The iconic poet and author shared thoughtful words of wisdom in speeches, in her books, and during interviews, winning over fans and admirers across the globe. As celebrities reflect on Maya Angelou's life [2], take a look at some of her most insightful quotes.

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"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love." — #MayaAngelou

"Surviving is important, thriving is elegant." — #MayaAngelou

"Love recognizes no barriers." — #MayaAngelou

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"People will never forget how you made them feel." — #MayaAngelou

"I know something better is on the road for me." — #MayaAngelou

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