After hearing the news of author Maya Angelou’s passing, we thought we would celebrate her wisdom by gathering her most inspirational quotes on success. The St. Louis born Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient is best known for her advocacy in civil and women’s rights as well as authoring I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and other books and poetry. Angelou lived a very interesting life, imposing her words of wisdom in all that she did. We hope this sample of her work inspires and excites you to go out and do good things in your career and life. Enjoy!
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” – Maya Angelou
“A leader sees greatness in other people. You can’t be much of a leader if all you see is yourself.” – Maya Angelou
“Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” -Maya Angelou
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 you.” -Maya Angelou