Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.— Mae Jemison
Viral African American Inspirational quotations
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope.
In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.
I feel safe even in the midst of my enemies; for the truth is powerful and will prevail.
I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. We need to be taught to study rather than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm.
It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.
Never mind what haters say, ignore them 'til they fade away.
Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that's in us.
Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down.
And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.
In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you'll survive.
You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you.
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.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
What you do to-day that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time.
Greatness is a lot of small things done well.
Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day.
I've always believed that I could do whatever I set my mind to do.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
I'm convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.
I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
Baby, we have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here.
They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
I dance not to entertain but to help people better understand each other.
Because through dance I have experienced the wordless joy of freedom, I seek it more fully now for my people and for all people everywhere.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
Remember who you are and whose you are.
Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It's a lot of things.
It's something you can't be afraid of, because you'll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.
I'm realizing, you don't need to change anything about yourself.
This is who you are, and it's okay. That's daring.
Hey, I know it's Monday, but it's also a new day, a new week and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen.
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
Fighters find it hard to give up doing what they do best - fighting for a living.
Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it.
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
We accepted education as the means to rise above the limitations that a prejudiced society endeavored to place upon us.