It amazes me how receiving daily quotes, can change the course of your day.
How it can positively impact your mindset. Or completely change your mood for the better.
Last year, I downloaded an app called, For The Culture, which focuses on educating, informing, and unifying the Black Community. What I appreciated the most about the app, wasn’t necessarily the information that it provided, but the daily quotes that I would receive every morning.
Everyday when I received a quote, I always felt as though, that quote really spoke to me.
It got to the point where I stopped looking at them as daily quotes, but more so as daily signs. Receiving those quotes daily, not only helped keep my motivation in tact. And my purpose heavy on my mind. But it also helped me further my research, and learn more about Black Leaders, that I didn’t know much about!
In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to share with you, 22 quotes that I know will:
Make you think.
And encourage you to want more for yourself.
Black Leaders in every era have gifted us with some of the most powerful words, filled with wisdom, courage, liberation, purpose and growth.
If any of these quotes stick with you, I recommend writing them down. And stick them somewhere, where you can see it.
Quotes hold so much positive wisdom and power. On your darkest days, just seeing a quote can make you feel better, and simply remind you that everything will be alright.
22 Inspirational Quotes
“The Biggest way people give up their power, is by thinking they don’t have any”
– Alice Walker
“Life’s Most Persistent And Urgent Question. Is what are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King.
“Excellence is to do a common thing. In an Uncommon way.”
– Booker T Washington.
“I had to make my own living and my own opportunities. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for opportunities to come. Get up and Make Them”
– Madam CJ. Walker.
“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism and that’s how I operate my life.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“I never lose. I either Win or I Learn”
– Nelson Mandela.
“Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.”
“There are two kinds of worries—those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter.”
– Duke Ellington
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”.
– Harriet Tubman
“The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.”
– Stokely Carmichael
“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
– Audre Lorde
“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”
– Shirley Chisholm
“Just don’t give up what you are trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration I don’t think you can go wrong.”
– Ella Fitzgerald
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in notion: The potential of greatness lives in each of us”
– Wilma Rudolph
“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
– Audre Lorde
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– President Barack Obama
“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”
“Black men and women who refuse to live under oppression are dangerous to white society because they become symbols of hope to their brothers and sisters, inspiring them to follow their example.”
– Huey P. Newton
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life”
– Marcus Garvey
“Never be limited by other people’s, limited imaginations”
– Mae Jemison
”The African race is a rubber ball. The harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise.”
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