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Team Building Quotes by Maya Angelou

Team Building Quotes by Maya Angelou

American author and poet Maya Angelou passed away yesterday at the age of 86. Angelou published three books of essays, several books of poetry and seven autobiographies. She is also credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. Maya Angelou received over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. In addition to being a poet and writer, she was an actor, director, producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. Maya Angelou was active in the Civil Rights movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X.

The following are some inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou which you can use to motivate your team:

“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.”
– Maya Angelou

“What is a fear of living? It’s being pre-eminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.”
– Maya Angelou

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

“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.”
– Maya Angelou

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

“All of us knows, not what is expedient, not what is going to make us popular, not what the policy is, or the company policy – but in truth each of us knows what is the right thing to do. And that’s how I am guided.”
– Maya Angelou

“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.”
– Maya Angelou

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
– Maya Angelou

“During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens, whether we like it or not.”
– Maya Angelou

“We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.”
– Maya Angelou

“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’”
– Maya Angelou

“All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.”
– Maya Angelou

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”
– Maya Angelou

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

“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.”
– Maya Angelou

“In all my work, I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?’”
– Maya Angelou

“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”
– Maya Angelou

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