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Maya Angelou Juneteenth quotes

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

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“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

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“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

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“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”

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“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”

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“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”

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“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”

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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

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“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.”

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“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

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“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.”

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“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.”

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“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

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“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

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“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”

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“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.”


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Maya Angelou Juneteenth quotes. Welcome to our collection of Maya Angelou Juneteenth quotes! Maya Angelou was a renowned writer, poet, and civil rights activist who used her powerful voice to advocate for justice, equality, and freedom for all people.

As we celebrate Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, we turn to Maya Angelou’s inspiring words for wisdom and guidance. Her quotes remind us of the resilience and strength of the Black community, the importance of confronting our history with courage and honesty, and the power of love and connection to overcome even the most difficult challenges.

Maya Angelou’s legacy continues to inspire and empower people around the world, and her messages of hope and perseverance are especially relevant as we continue to confront ongoing racial injustice and work towards a more equitable and just society.

We hope that this collection of Maya Angelou Juneteenth quotes will inspire you to reflect on the significance of this historic day, honor the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before us, and renew our commitment to the fight for progress and equality for all. Thank you for visiting our page, and we wish you a meaningful and inspiring Juneteenth celebration!

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