Black History Inspirational Quotes

Black History Inspirational Quotes by Langston Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, Booker T. Washington, Zora Neale Hurston, Rosa Parks, Carter G. Woodson and many others.

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broke

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Oprah Winfrey
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
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
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
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
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
Maya Angelou
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
Lou Holtz
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Barbara Jordan
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
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
The United States has been called the melting pot of the world. But it seems to me that the colored man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down.
Thurgood Marshall
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marian Wright Edelman
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
Carol Moseley Braun
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
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
Colin Powell
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
Rosa Parks