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Inspirational Quotes by African Americans or People of Color



These are some inspirational quotes from African Americans and people of color that I found to be interesting.  I hope you enjoy and find them motivational as well.

Therefore, we pledge to bind ourselves again to one another; To embrace our lowliest, To keep company with our loneliest, to educate our illiterate, to feed our starving, to clothe our ragged, to do all good things, knowing that we are more than keepers of our brothers and sisters. We are our brothers and sisters.” Maya Angelou Quote

"I did take the blows [of life], but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity."Josephine Baker Quote

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Muhammad Ali Quote
Time magazine (1978)

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” Bob Marley Quote

“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.” Oprah Winfrey Quote

“Nobody wants somebody who wants them for what they have or the position they're in--you want somebody who wants you for you. In case it all goes crazy and it all turns to dust. I want somebody who loves me in the welfare line, eating gumbo, eating fish, black eyed peas and rice. I want somebody that loves me. God wants you to love him, not his cars, not his house, not his blessing--love him.” T.D. Jakes Quote

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”W.E.B. Du Bois Quote

“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” Langston Hughes Quote

“A man is a man, until that man finds a plan, a plan that makes that man, a new man.” Dred Scott

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” James Baldwin Quote

“I leave you love. I leave you hope. I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. I leave you respect for the use of power. I leave you faith. I leave you racial dignity.” Mary McLeod Bethune

Whether you have a Ph.D., or no D, we're in this bag together. And whether you're from Morehouse or Nohouse, we're still in this bag together. Not to fight to try to liberate ourselves from the men -- this is another trick to get us fighting among ourselves -- but to work together with the black man, then we will have a better chance to just act as human beings, and to be treated as human beings in our sick society.” Fannie Lou Hamer Quote








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