To celebrate the rich, inspiring life of Maya Angelou, who passed away  almost two years ago at the age of 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. Take a look at some of her most insightful quotes here, then check out how celebrities paid tribute to Maya after her death  in May 2014.
"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