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“In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave.

And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be.

Yet it is only love which sets us free.”

Maya Angelou

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“The woman who survives intact and happy
must be at once tender and tough.”

“Women should be tough, tender,
laugh as much as possible,
and live long lives.”

Maya Angelou

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“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness.

I’m trying for that.

But I’m also trying for the language. I’m trying to see how it can really sound. I really love language. I love it for what it does for us, how it allows us to explain the pain and the glory, the nuances and delicacies of our existence.

And then it allows us to laugh, allows us to show wit. Real wit is shown in language.

We need language.”

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Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound
that it empowers us to develop courage;
to trust that courage and build bridges with it;
to trust those bridges and cross over them
so we can attempt to reach each other.

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Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes,
Into your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope

Good morning.

Maya Angelou

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“The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.”

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“The sisters and brothers that you meet give you the materials which your character uses to build itself. It is said that some people are born great, others achieve it, some have it thrust upon them. In truth, the ways in which your character is built have to do with all three of those. Those around you, those you choose, and those who choose you.”

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“I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that’s in it.
Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute. ”

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There were people who went to sleep last night,
poor and rich and white and black,
but they will never wake again.

And those dead folks would give anything at all
for just five minutes of this weather
or ten minutes of plowing.

So you watch yourself about complaining.

What you’re supposed to do
when you don’t like a thing is change it.
If you can’t change it,
change the way you think about it.

Maya Angelou

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