Maya Angelou—The American poet, author and civil rights activist died May 28, 2014 at the age of 86
USA Today has a great write-up on her life. Read it here - Maya Angelou: Her life and Accomplishments
My soul has benefitted greatly from Maya Angelou's writings.
Here are some of my favorites quotes from her:
"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."
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
"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."
"You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, 'I forgive. I'm finished with it.'"
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."