The Many Wise Words That Maya Angelou Left Us

Maya Angelou

Moved by the passing of the great poet and activist Maya Angelou, Adibah Iqbal looks back over some of her wisest words.

1. ‘My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.’

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3. ‘A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.’

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