Staff and wire report

Prolific American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday morning at her home in North Carolina. Angelou was known for her inspiring words that shed light onto the beauty and injustices of the world. Among her most memorable quotes, “I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory,” and “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.” Angelou was 86.

More memorable quotes:

- “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.”

- “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

- “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

- “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

- “The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.”

- “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

- “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.”

- “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”