Black Motivational Quotes

Black Motivational Quotes by Rosa Parks, Lorraine Hansberry, Susan L. Taylor, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Jesse Owens and many others.

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is m

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
Lorraine Hansberry
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
Susan L. Taylor
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Alice Walker
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
Maya Angelou
The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.
Jesse Owens
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
Bell Hooks
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.
Bell Hooks
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
Audre Lorde
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.
Madam C. J. Walker
Give light, and people will find the way…
Ella Baker
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey
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.
Maya Angelou
The past has no power over the present moment.
Eckhart Tolle
I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.’
Katherine Dunham
People will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet
Sarah Louise Delany
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
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Harriet Tubman
You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can’t go wrong. The world is behind you.
Josephine Baker
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
Carol Moseley Braun
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
Marian Wright Edelman
You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Marian Wright Edelman
Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.
Oprah Winfrey