Updated: May 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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."