10 Maya Angelou Quotes About Purpose

Last Updated on November 10, 2022

Maya Angelou Quotes About Purpose

The famous author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), Dr Maya Angelou, is one of America’s most beloved and renowned poets.

She has received more than 50 honorary degrees but despite her achievements, she is more remembered for her wisdom and awareness. On May 28, 2014, the great Maya Angelou passed away and in remembrance of her legacy, I have gathered 10 of her best quotes on purpose.

I hope these Maya Angelou’s quotes on purpose will inspire you and will impact your life in a positive way.

Maya Angelou Quotes About Purpose

1. “Have a purpose to your life: Purpose does not mean having a job…You can have a job and still be unfulfilled.” – Maya Angelou

2.  “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” 

– Maya Angelou

3. “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou

4. “My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” – Maya Angelou

5. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou

6. “Nothing will work until you do.” – Maya Angelou

7. “One person, with good purpose, can, constitute the majority.” 

– Maya Angelou

8. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

9. “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.” – Maya Angelou

10. “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou

Winding Up

I hope these quotes by Maya Angelou on purpose, inspired you and gave you a direction on how you can make your life more purposeful and meaningful.

Thanks for reading. Feel free to drop your question in the comment section.

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Written by Mukund Kapoor & Team

Mukund Kapoor is a spiritual enthusiast and self-improvement expert with a passion for helping others find inner peace and fulfillment. With a deep understanding of various spiritual practices and philosophies, Mukund has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge and wisdom with others through his website, Our team is comprised of individuals who are passionate about exploring the depths of the human spirit and helping others on their own personal journeys towards self-discovery and fulfillment. On the site, you'll find a wealth of valuable information and resources on topics such as mindfulness, meditation, personal growth, and more.

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