At the beginning of the year, I listed 10 Inspiring Quotes by Black Women to keep us motivated and inspired to make this an amazing year. Now that 2010 is winding to a close, I feel that listing 10 more inspiring quotes by black women is in order. I hope the wisdom that these ladies imparts to you will keep you motivated to reach for success and have the mental toughness to keep going when your goals seem far away. You CAN do it… if you don’t take my word for it, take the words of 10 phenomenal black women to heart.
I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
Madam C.J. Walker
I used to want the words “She tried” on my tombstone. Now I want “She did it.”
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Marian Wright Edelman
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.
Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
Mary McLeod Bethune
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.
Our work has only begun. In our time we have an historic opportunity to shape a global balance of power that favors freedom and that will therefore deepen and extend the peace. And I use the word power broadly, because even more important than military and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope.