Black History Inspirational Quotes

Black History Inspirational Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston, Susan L. Taylor, Jesse Owens, Booker T. Washington, Wilma Rudolph, Toni Morrison and many others.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
Susan L. Taylor
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
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Wilma Rudolph
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
Toni Morrison
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
Colin Powell
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
Frederick Douglass
The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.
Bill Cosby
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
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington
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.
Barack Obama
The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.
Henry Louis Gates
What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
Carter G. Woodson
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
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou