Maaike Kooijman
Maaike Kooijman Betere wereld 17 jan 2019
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De 20 mooiste quotes van Maya Angelou

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Nu ken je vast wel de quotes ‘nothing will work unless you do’ en ‘try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud’ – maar weet je ook welke vrouw daarachter zit? Maya Angelou was een Amerikaans schrijver, dichter, zangeres, danseres én burgerrechtenactivist. Ze heeft dus veel mogelijkheden gehad om mensen te inspireren, en dat heeft ze gedaan ook!

In onderstaand lijstje vind je slechts een klein gedeelte van haar wijsheid, maar het is een begin.

De 20 mooiste quotes van Maya Angelou

  1. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
  2. “Life loves the liver of it.”
  3. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
  4. “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”
  5. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
  6. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”
  7. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
  8. “In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me.”
  9. “Nothing will work unless you do.”
  10. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”
  13. “I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.”
  14. “All great achievements require time.”
  15. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
  16. “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”
  17. “We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.”
  18. “I believe that every person is born with talent.”
  19. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
  20.  “I got my own back.”

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