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A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seem...   Life
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.   Life
All great achievements require time.   Life
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make readin...   Life
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White...   Life
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place,...   Life
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fi...   Life
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives...   Life
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without cour...   Life
Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations...   Life
Effective action is always unjust.   Life
For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical ...   Life
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and s...   Life
I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.   Life
I answer the heroic question "Death, where is they sting?" with "It is...   Life
I believe that every person is born with talent.   Life
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent ...   Life
I find it interresting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, i...   Life
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Li...   Life
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million ...   Life
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finall...   Life
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change...   Change
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have ...   Life
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don...   Life
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversit...   Life
Life loves the liver of it.   Life
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ''I'm with you kid. Let'...   Life
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity t...   Life
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes an...   Music
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and tr...   Life
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that...   Life
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understand...   Life
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you ha...   Life
Nothing will work unless you do.   Life
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the on...   Life
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potentia...   Life
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all p...   Life
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and...   Life
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only w...   Life
Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence - ne...   Life
Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is ...   Life
Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.   Life
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable cha...   Life
The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.   Life
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combina...   Life
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the neces...   Life
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.   Life
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.   Life
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from ...   Life
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscu...   Life
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we mu...   Life
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can sur...   Life
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.   Life
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to reali...   Life
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voi...   Life