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Maya Angelou Quotes: Inspirational Words From The Legendary Novelist And Poet

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC - MAY 20: Poet Dr. Maya Angelou celebrates her 82nd birthday with friends and family at her home on May 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images) | Steve Exum via Getty Images

Celebrated author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86.

Throughout her life, the award-winning novelist and civil rights activist shared wise words with the world, all of which still ring true today and will continue to do so long after Angelou's death.

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