Maya Angelou’s 25 Most Perfect, Inspiring Tweets

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She only tweeted 255 times, but in 140 characters or less, Maya Angelou, who died today at 86, released a profound collection of thoughts, affirmations, and warm expressions of friendship into the world. From simple gratitude to reminders of our responsibility to make the world a better place, here are 25 of Maya Angelou’s warmest, simplest, and most inspiring tweets.