Maya Angelou Empowers the Youth

Here is some #MondayMotivation for students who may be returning back to school and for those seeking inspiration. Find a cozy place to relax and take in each word for all that it’s worth. Today’s post features Maya Angelou  who was one of the most influential writers in my journey as a scholar and educator. May she rest in peace knowing that her legacy continues.

Maya Angelou on the power of literature,

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”

Maya Angelou on the courage of  young women,

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

Maya Angelou on resilience,

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Maya Angelou on the journey 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.”

Maya Angelou on pursuing your dreams,

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”

Maya Angelou on perseverance,

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou on determination,

“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!”

Inspired? Renewed? Now go out there and make a difference!

-Denise Nichole Andrews

 

 

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