Maya Angelou's Guide to Life in 10 Tweets

Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014 at age 86, and five days before her death, she posted what was to be her last tweet:

"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."

This incredible author, poet and literary icon posted 255 tweets over a four-year span, and each was a poem in 140 characters. "The Today Show" culled through her tweets and chose 10 that serve as a guide to life.

How to be a good friend:
"The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear."
Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:32 p.m.

How to love:
"Have enough courage to love."
Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.

How to find happiness:
"When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else."
Posted March 20, 2014 at 2:46 p.m.

How to be successful:
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love."
Posted June 9, 2013 at 5:37 p.m.

How to forgive:
"Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive."
Posted April 6, 2014 at 7:25 a.m.

How not to compromise on your quality of life:
"I agreed a long time ago, I would not live at any cost. If I am moved or forced away from what I think is the right thing, I will not do it."
Posted April 16, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.

"I have a certain way of being in this world, and I shall not, I shall not be moved."
Posted April 29, 2014 at 7:28 p.m.

How to appreciate every day:
"This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before."
Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.

How to fight against what is wrong in the world:
"We must be warriors in the struggle against ignorance."
Posted February 21, 2011 at 5:03 p.m.

On living:
"I rise
I rise
I rise"
Posted December 4, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.

--From the Editors at Netscape

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