Maya Angelou, the world-renowned Renaissance woman, has died at the age of 86, according to a statement from Wake Forest University released Wednesday.
Angelou, an actress, author, civil rights activist and so much more, was admired by many, and her death has sparked countless social media posts featuring some of Angelou's most well-known quotes.
Her last message was given through a Tweet that stated: "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."
Here we have compiled 15 such quotes you're likely to see circulating today as admirers honor her memory.
“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.”
"I am a child of God. I always carry that with me."
Photo: American poet and writer Maya Angelou shown on Dec. 15, 1992 in Washington, D.C.
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.”
Photo: President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.
“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.' I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back."
Photo: In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington.
"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone."
Photo: Maya Angelou, left, and Oprah Winfrey share laughs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago.
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Photo: In this March 4, 2008 file photo, American poet and novelist Maya Angelou smiles during an interview with The Associated Press in New York.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
Photo: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy shown with three of this year's six women in the field of communications who received the thirteenth annual Matrix Award from the New York Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. in New York on Monday, April 11, 1983. From left, the winners are: Jane Bryant Quinn, contributing editor, Newsweek and Woman's Day; Maya Angelou, author; and Mary McGrory, syndicated columnist, The Washington Post.
“When you know better you do better.”
Photo: Dr. Maya Angelou speaks on race relations at Congregation B’nai Israel and Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 16, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Photo: U.S. first lady Betty Ford, third from right, poses with six other women who took part in the taping of the television special presentation of Ladies' Home Journal "Woman of the Year 1976" in New York City, Thursday, April 8, 1976. From left are, Betty Furness, Bettye Caldwell, Maya Angelou, singer Kate Smith, Ford, Dr. Annie D. Wauneka and Micki King.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
Photo: In this Nov. 3, 1971, file photo, Maya Angelou poses with a copy of her book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," in Los Angeles.
“A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek him just to find her.”
“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”
Photo: In this April 18, 2008 file photo, then U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, speaks as poet Maya Angelou reacts during a campaign stop at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."
Photo: In this May 20, 2010 file photo, poet and author Maya Angelou smiles at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.
"You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot — it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive."
Photo: Author Maya Angelou admires a blow-up a of a Ghana postage stamp in her honor during a ceremony in Washington Thursday Nov. 13,1997.
“I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.”
Photo: Author Maya Angelou responds to a question during an interview in her New York apartment on Tuesday Jan. 29, 2002.