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Maya Angelou's 15 best quotes regarding love, forgiveness, humility and compassion

By: Zach Johnson, E! News
May 28, 2014 Updated: May 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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photo - FILE - In this July 27, 2004 file photo, poet and activist  Maya Angelou Tuesday, July 27, 2004, speaks on stage during  the Democratic National Convention, in Boston. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
FILE - In this July 27, 2004 file photo, poet and activist Maya Angelou Tuesday, July 27, 2004, speaks on stage during the Democratic National Convention, in Boston. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) 

Award-winning poet, civil rights activist and author Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. As the world mourns her death, the 86-year-old's legacy lives on through her inspirational quotes.

E! News highlighted her attitudes towards love, forgiveness, humility, compassion and more.

1. "When you know better, you do better."

2.  "When people show you who they are, believe them."

3. "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."

4. "It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."

Read more at eonline.com

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