100+ Inspirational Black History Month Quotes

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black history month 2019

Black History Month 2019

1. Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.

2. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

2. The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.

4. Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.

5. Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.

6. You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.

7. The time is always right to do what is right.

8. This being Black History Month, I would like to ask people to celebrate the similarities and not focus on the differences between people of color and not of color.

9. The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry.

10. I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.

11. The American identity has never been a singular one and the voices of poets invariably sing, in addition to their own, the voices of those around them.

12. In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.

13. Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

14. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

15. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

16. Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.

17. The African race is a rubber ball. The harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise.

18. I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.

19. The best of humanity’s recorded history is a creative balance between horrors endured and victories achieved, and so it was during the Harlem Renaissance.

20. Millions of tears have fallen for black sons, brothers, lovers, and friends whose assailants took or maimed their lives and then simply went on their way.

21. Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

22. All business is personal… Make your friends before you need them.

23. It’s up to you to bring yourself to the attention of powerful people around you. They’re not going to find you on their own.

24. I always make sure I hire people smarter than me.

25. There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.

26. Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. This being Black History Month, I would like to ask people to celebrate the similarities and not focus on the differences between people of color and not of color.

30. As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work.

31. Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.

32. If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.

33. There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.

34. You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.

35. Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.

36. Freedom is never given; it is won.

37. Black people have always been America’s wilderness in search of a promised land.

38. There is no Negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution.

39. You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.

40. Any ministry to black people which is not designed to effect their empowerment is designed to perpetuate their enslavement.

41. I’m not quite sure what freedom is, but i know damn well what it ain’t. How have we gotten so silly, i wonder.

42. Historical exclusivity often has a way of turning into present and institutionalized tragedy. Whose story gets told matters.

43. Historical omission points toward a culture’s subconscious beliefs that some people matter less than others.

44. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

45. Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color

46. Success depends on employees. For me knowing and connecting with my employees is very important.

47. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

48. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

49. The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now.

50. The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within — strength, courage, dignity.

51. 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.

52. Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.

53. You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.

54. Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

55. Go to work! Go to work in the morn of a new creation… until you have… reached the height of self-progress, and from that pinnacle bestow upon the world a civilization of your own.

56. 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.

57. If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you’re going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.

58. Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.

59. If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.

60. You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

61. We do not deride the fears of prospering white America. A nation of violence and private property has every reason to dread the violated and the deprived.

62. No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

63. In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.

64. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do keep moving forward.

65. 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.

66. I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.

67. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

68. Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong

69. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

70. As you become more clear about who you are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you — the first time around.

71. Hey, I’m going to be. No matter what I do. If I eat sushi and dance an Irish jig, that’s black, because I’m doing it.

72. Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

73. Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.

74. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

75. I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.

76. The time is always right to do what is right.

77. As long as we are not ourselves, we will try to be what other people are.

78. Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.

79. Have a vision of excellence, a dream of success, and work like hell.

80. Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.

81. If we are going to be part of the solution, we have to engage the problems.

82. The impatient idealist says: ‘Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.’ But such a place does not exist. We all have to stand on the earth itself and go with her at her pace.

83. 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.

84. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.

85. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

86. I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.

87. 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.

88. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

89. In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.

90. We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.

91. If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

92. To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.

93. Racial superiority is a mere figment of the imagination.

94. Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.

95. I think there’s just one kind of folks.

96. Have a vision. Be demanding.

97. How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!

98. Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

99. My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.

100. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.