All posts filed under: Quotes

Maya Angelou Survival Quote

  “Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; hungry before you; frightened before you;beaten before you; humiliated before you; raped before you; yet someone survived.”   -Maya Angelou Maya Angelou’s I know why the caged bird sings, Letters to my Daughters, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women will soon be available in the Pens Up Press online bookstore. Subscribe now to receive a notification when the bookstore goes live and collect your discount (subscription is free).

Know Thy Self Poem/Proverb

A copy of this ancient Egyptian poem/proverb was given to me last Saturday at the Words with Wings Open Mic (at Sankofa Cafe). Just thought I’d share… Know Thy Self Poem/Proverb A person who knows not And knows not that they know not Is foolish – disregard them A person who knows not And knows that they know not Is simple – teach them A person who knows not And believes that they know Is dangerous – avoid them A person who knows And knows not that they know Is asleep – awaken them A person who knows And knows that they know Is wise – follow them All of these persons reside in you Know Thy Self And to Maat be true   Peace, Kristin J Pens Up Press