Falling in love is the ultimate goal in many of our lives. We just want to love, be loved, and find the perfect mate to live happily ever after. Finding your mate to last a lifetime doesn’t come with instructions. Maya Angelou Quotes on love and courage can give us wisdom and direction.
Maya Angelou is known for her writing of the autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.” Or should I say that is one accomplishment she is known for but by far not the only one. Maya was raped as a child of 7 years, was a sex worker in her later teens, an actor, and a play write. Her young life shaped her outlook on life. Inspite of her child abuse she lived her life on a positive note.
Her search for love was ongoing. Maya Angelou described her life in her seven autobiographies. Each time she recounted her personal love life, it was inconsistent. Her time frame may have been different than the actual dates in her life. The one thing she made clear is that to love and be loved is necessary to a happy life.
One thing for certain is Maya wanted to be open and lay her life before you. Her quotes that came straight from her heart will lift you and help you have the courage to love one more time.
Maya Angelou Quotes On Love And Courage One More Time
When Someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.Maya Angelou
People will let you know their true colors and who they really are. It may not be the first time you meet them. But when you do see them for the good or the bad in them, don’t second guess yourself. Do not try to make another into something you want rather than someone they are.
You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!Maya Angelou
Many have been abused in childhood and adulthood and feel they can never love again. Take time to heal but always rise again. Never allow a wicked person to keep you from loving again. Stay strong and move forward.
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.Maya Angelou
There will be those who hurt you, or you may have had a relationship that you couldn’t continue in. When you can forgive yourself and the other person, I mean really forgive, then you will find true love.
Courage For One More Time
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.Maya Angelou
When you are hurt, you’ll want to run and never return to love. You will feel safer alone and refraining from a relationship. But safe is lonely. Courage will give you the strength to heal and learn to love again.
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.Maya Angelou
When you stop looking for love because you think it will never come your way is when it will find you.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.Maya Angelou
WOW! It is so true that when love comes your way, nothing will stop it. Love abounds in faith and hope.
I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all.Maya Angelou
It is not just the love between 2 people but the love you have for those in need and those less fortunate than you that will save you. When you practice love for all, you will open your heart to find love on a personal plain.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.Maya Angelou
This quote is closely related to the one above it. When you open your heart to love and goodness, you are healing and can move forward.
Open Your Heart To Love
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.Maya Angelou
To love another is the easy part. But to accept love in return makes you feel vulnerable. Accept what someone has to give you from their heart.
First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.Maya Angelou
To never love leaves a hollow place in your heart. You are not an island. You are created to have someone in your life to love. If you make a mistake and find the wrong person, it is better to have experienced love for a short time than to never know what love is.
I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates.Maya Angelou
Love will liberate you. It doesn’t set you free but rather teaches you how to overcome, persevere, and put another life before yourself. It expands your hearts and helps you grow and mature with grace.
Conclusion of love and courage
In your search for the right person, trust your instincts. Forgive so you can be forgiven. Open your heart to love, and when you least expect love will find you. To never have known love is far worse than to have loved and lost. It takes courage to accept love and allow another into your life. These quotes by Maya Angelou can teach you and guide you along your path to finding love.