Beautiful Black Women Quotes (200+) to Inspire You

I hope you’ll like all the inspiring quotes from the beautiful black women of the world. These beautiful black women quotes will surely inspire you, make you feel proud, and boost your confidence.

Famous Quotes From Beautiful Black Women That’ll Motivate

  1. “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” – Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” – Simone Biles
  4. “You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison
  5. “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black; it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”- Beautiful Black Women Quotes by June Jordan
  6. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”- Audre Lorde
  7. “If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.”- bell hooks
  8. “I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.”- Tracee Ellis Ross
  9. “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” – Nina Simone
  10. “We have so much coming in as sisters, when is our interior life ever put at the forefront? We constantly want to give to other people … Too much of not caring for yourself is not a good thing. We’re bad at that as achievers. Self-care is a priority and we have to do it more.” – Ava DuVernay
  11. “Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.” – Janelle MonáeFamous Quotes From Beautiful Black Women
  12. “I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.” – Famous Quotes From Beautiful Anita Hill
  13. “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” -Althea Gibson
  14. “It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne
  15. “I get angry about things, then go on and work.” -Toni Morrison
  16. “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.” Inspiring quotes from the beautiful black women by Audre Lorde
  17. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” -Shirley Chisolm
  18. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” -Audre Lorde
  19. “Just because I have my standards, they think I’m a bitch.” -Diana Ross
  20. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelouinspiring quotes from the beautiful black women
  21. “I did my best, and God did the rest.” -Hattie McDaniel
  22. “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” -Coretta Scott King
  23. “We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” -Angela Davis
  24. “I am not going to die; I’m going home like a shooting star.” -Sojourner Truth
  25. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker
  26. “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.- Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Marian Wright Edelman
  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.” -Rosa Parks
  28. “It’s not about supplication; it’s about power. It’s not about asking, it’s about demanding. It’s not about convincing those who are currently in power, it’s about changing the very face of power itself.” – Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
  29. “Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” -Marian Wright Edelman
  30. “We can say “Peace on Earth.” We can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it happen inside us, then it will not be.” -Betty Shabazz
  31. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” -Iyanla Vanzantquotes from black women
  32. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” –Oprah Winfrey
  33. “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” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes from Angela Bassett
  34. “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” – Oprah Winfrey
  35. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” – Gabrielle Union
  36. “It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.” – Beyonce Knowles
  37. “I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.” – Issa Rae
  38. “I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody … including myself.” Zendaya
  39. “I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Rihanna
  40. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama
  41. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” – Solange KnowlesQuotes From Beautiful Black Women
  42. “You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.” – Nicki Minaj
  43. “There have been so many people who have said to me, ‘You can’t do that,’ but I’ve had an innate belief that they were wrong. Be unwavering and relentless in your approach.” – Halle Berry
  44. “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles
  45. “When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.” – Laverne Cox
  46. “There are so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we’re going to get through it. Just be strong.” – Mary J. Blige
  47. “It’s important for young people to know that they are made the way they are made and they’re beautiful and that’s how they’re supposed to be.” – Black Female Quotes by Raven Symone
  48. “Don’t let anyone steal ya joy! There’s always someone miserable trying to bring you down … you just wish them well & proceed on enjoying your life.” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Missy Elliott
  49. “I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something I just had to be.” – Lupita Nyong’o
  50. “Women make up more than half of the world’s population and potential. So it is neither just nor practical for their voices, for our voices, to go unheard at the highest levels of decision-making.” – Meghan Markle
  51. “I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” – Kerry WashingtonFamous Quotes From Beautiful Black Women
  52. “Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you’re tired, the times where you’re a bit sad, in the end, it’s all worth it because it really makes me happy. There’s nothing better than loving what you do.” – Aaliyah
  53. “I don’t know everything. I know a fraction of what there is to know and I don’t think I will ever know everything, but it’s important to me to constantly challenge myself, to understanding different viewpoints, really understanding the nuance in topics, so I can feel qualified in what I say, so I’m not preaching falsely of what I’m unaware of.” – Yara Shahidi
  54. “Yes, I do have a big ego … and I am in love with myself … Because if you don’t love yourself how can anybody love you back?” – Mel B
  55. “You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Viola Davis
  56. “Beauty is not just a white girl. It’s so many different flavors and shades.” – Queen Latifah
  57. “I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression. There’s no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control. Like, you have control over the choices you make.” Taraji P. Henson
  58. “I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe.” – Whitney Houston
  59. “I’m not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I’m thick. I like my body.” – Alicia Keys
  60. “When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.” – Jada Pinkett Smith
  61. “I truly believe that if you put your goals in writing, speak them out loud, and work for them, they will happen.” – CiaraBeautiful Black Women Quotes
  62. “In the complete darkness we are all the same; it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us. Don’t let your eyes deceive you.” – Janet Jackson
  63. “Am I bossy? Absolutely. I don’t like to lose, and if I’m told ‘no,’ then I find another way to get my ‘yes.’ But I’m a loyal person.” – Naomi Campbell
  64. “Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go — purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything … whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Tina Turner
  65. “A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s the self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.” – Vivica A. Fox
  66. “We need to be more supportive with everything. Body images, especially with women, showing that all sizes are beautiful. And I’m talking about in magazines, advertisements in regard to what’s sexy and what’s not sexy. We all need to be a little more supportive of each other.” – Tia Mowry
  67. “Just be honest and true to yourself. If your friends around you love you, they’ll wish you the best and want only what’s going to make you happy.” – Meagan Good
  68. “Jealous people are insecure. The more you like and respect yourself, the less likely you are to be envious.” – Wendy Williams
  69. “I think that in any family — black, white, Chinese, Spanish, whatever — family is family. You know that there’s dysfunction and that there’s this cousin who doesn’t like this auntie. But, at the end of the day, as I say, love brings everybody together.” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Lauren London
  70. “Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” – Shonda Rhimes
  71. “What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday.” – Condoleezza RiceBeautiful Black Women Quotes
  72. “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” –  Zora Neale Hurston
  73. “Speak up for yourself and what you believe in. You can still be an elegant woman and be strong and powerful.” – Misty Copeland
  74. “You wanna fly, you got to give up the sh*t that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison
  75.  “The air is the only place free from prejudice.” – Bessie Coleman
  76. “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.” – Harriet Tubman
  77. “Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution but revolution.” – Shirley Chisholm
  78. “Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” – Mary McLeod Bethune
  79. “To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Rosa Parks
  80. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker
  81. “I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change…I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” – Angela DavisBlack Female Sayings
  82. “When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don’t speak out ain’t nobody going to speak out for you.” – Fannie Lou Hamer
  83. “Do not desire to fit in. Desire to oblige yourselves to lead.” – Gwendolyn Brooks
  84. “Those that don’t get it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.” Zora Neale Hurston
  85. What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine. -Oprah Winfrey
  86. Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now. -Audre Lorde
  87. Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts. -Nikki Giovanni
  88. As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around. -Oprah Winfrey
  89. It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. -Audre Lorde
  90. 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. -Phylicia Rashad
  91. Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself. -Alice Walkerblack girl quotes
  92. Give light and people will find the way. -Ella Baker
  93. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.  -Oprah Winfrey
  94. All great achievements require time. -Maya Angelou
  95. The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity. -Ruby Dee
  96. Service is the rent that you pay for a room on this earth. -Shirley Chisholm
  97. The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. -Lorraine Hansberry
  98. Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love. -Barbara Jordan
  99. Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose. -Billie Holiday
  100. Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition, he or she has overcome to reach his goals. – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Dorothy Height
  101. We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. – Marian Wright EdelmanFamous Quotes by Black Female
  102. Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear. -Zora Neale Hurston
  103. How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mother’s names. -Alice Walker
  104. I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. -Maya Angelou
  105. If there is a book that you want to read but hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it. – Toni Morrison
  106. Your silence will not protect you. -Audre Lorde
  107. There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. -Michelle Obama
  108. Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist. -Mary Bethune
  109. I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. -Harriet Tubman
  110. Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. -Zora Neale Hurston
  111. Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death. -Lena HorneBlack Women Famous Quotes
  112. Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister? -Alice Walker
  113. Don’t agonize, organize. -Florynce Kennedy
  114. Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying. -Nikki Giovanni
  115. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Oprah Winfrey
  116. You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. -Marian Wright Edelman
  117. Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. -Lorraine Hansberry
  118. The struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. -Coretta Scott King
  119. If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. -Audre Lorde
  120. I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. -bell hooks
  121. If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else. -Nikki Giovannibeautiful women famous quotes
  122. 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
  123. You never find yourself until you face the truth. -Pearl Bailey
  124. Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all. -Toni Morrison
  125. The greatest gift is not being afraid to question. -Ruby Dee
  126. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. -Oprah Winfrey
  127. You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself. -Diana Ross
  128. No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. -Alice Walker
  129. It’s in the act of having to do things that you don’t want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego. -Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Bell hooks
  130. Each person must live their life as a model for others. -Rosa Parks
  131. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. -Maya AngelouBeautiful Female Quotes
  132. I don’t believe in failure. It is not a failure if you enjoyed the process. -Oprah Winfrey
  133. Nobody’s free until everybody’s free. -Fannie Lou Hamer
  134. A lot of people refuse to do things because they don’t want to go naked, don’t want to go without a guarantee. But that’s what’s got to happen. You go naked until you die. -Nikki Giovanni
  135. The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity. -Anna Julia Cooper
  136. Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be. -Alice Walker
  137. Always be smarter than the people who hire you. -Lena Horne
  138. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. -Oprah Winfrey
  139. Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat. -Audre Lorde
  140. You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid. -Iyanla Vanzant
  141. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. -Maya AngelouQuotes by beautiful black women
  142. Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever. – Audre Lorde
  143. A woman’s gifts will make room for her. -Hattie McDaniel
  144. I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-been. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try. -Nikki Giovanni
  145. Prayer begins where human capacity ends. -Marian Anderson
  146. I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. -Oprah Winfrey
  147. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”  – Oprah Winfrey
  148. “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” — Iyanla Vanzant
  149. “You can fall, but you can rise also.” – Angelique Kidjo
  150. “Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sadie Delany
  151.  “You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can’t go wrong. The world is behind you.” – Josephine Bakerquotes from beautiful black womans
  152.  “A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.” — Pearl Bailey
  153.  “I don’t have to go around trying to save everybody anymore; that’s not my job. ” — Jada Pinkett Smith
  154. “No matter where life takes me there will always be someone who’s threatened by it.” —  Franchesca Ramsey
  155. “I think the internet forces you to be okay with your mistakes, and the things you’ve done in the past, especially when you’re in the media. Personally, that helps me to stop self-editing or being self-conscious, and instead realize that my previous mistakes have allowed me to grow.” —  Amandla Stenberg
  156. “You will be wounded many times in your life. You’ll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God’s way of saying, “Excuse me, you’re moving in the wrong direction.” It’s just an experience, just an experience.” – Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Oprah Winfrey
  157. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ― Maya Angelou
  158. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” — Maya Angelou
  159. “You’ve just got to follow your own path. You have to trust your heart and you have to listen to the warnings.” ― Chaka Khan
  160. “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” — Zora Neale Hurston
  161.  “Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way. ” – Nikki GiovanniQuotes by Beautiful black females
  162.  “Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.” – Audre Lorde
  163.  “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” — Beautiful Black Women Quotes by Diana Ross
  164.  “There’s so much creativity in brokeness. Brokeness will have you making it work.” — Issa Rae
  165. “Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal.” — Ava DuVernay
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  167. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
  168. “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.” — Janet Jackson
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  170. “It was when I realized I needed to stop trying to be somebody else and be myself, I actually started to own, accept and love what I had.” – Tracee Ellis Ross
  171. “Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni MorrisonInspiring black women quotes
  172. “Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.” ― Alice Walker
  173. “Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine in yourself, so that you can hear it in others.” – Marian Wright Edelman
  174. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  175. “Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.” – Janelle Monae
  176. “I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.” — Viola Davis
  177.  “We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.” ― Shirley Chisholm
  178. “Girls of all kinds can be beautiful — from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing, and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box … Think outside of the box … Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.” – Tyra Banks
  179. “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  180. “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.” – Marva Collins
  181.  “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B. WellsQuotes of beautiful black women
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  183. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Dr. Mae Jemison
  184. “I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community.” — Janet Mock
  185. “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
  186. “If women want any rights more than they’ve got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” — Sojourner Truth
  187. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” — Shirley Chisholm
  188. “I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.”— Queen Latifah
  189. “The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think.” — Misty Copeland
  190. “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.” —Ruby DeeQuotes by beautiful black queen
  191. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to-do list.” — Michelle Obama
  192. “Design the life you want to live.” – Rachel Roy
  193. “No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.”— Zora Neale Hurston
  194. “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.” – Marian Wright Edelman
  195. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.” – Maya Angelou
  196. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.” – Oprah Winfrey
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  198. “As a Black Woman, I define self-care as the ability to safely and comfortably exhale.” – Bethanee Epifani
  199. “This black woman rocks on a phenomenal level!” – Stephanie Lahar
  200. “The collective orchestrated fury of Black women can move the whole world.” ― Brittney CooperBlack Female Quotes
  201. “I’m a Black woman. Empowered, powerful, and greatness.” – Stephanie Lahart
  202. “The voice of a Black woman should always be HERSELF… No edits – no erasure – no pressure – no expectations – no additions – no intruders.” – Malebo Sephodi
  203. “Black women were armed, black women were dangerous and the less money they had the deadlier the weapon they choose.” – Toni Morrison
  204. “You may be amazed that you are still unique and beautiful as your natural self. Only you can decide if this style is for you.” – Monica Millner
  205. “Be not discouraged black women of the world, but push forward, regardless of the lack of appreciation shown you.” – Amy Jacques-Garvey
  206. “Black skin was filled with so many barriers, so many restrictions, so many.” – Randi Pink
  207. “As a black woman, the decision to love yourself just as you are is a radical act. And I’m as radical as they come.” – Bethanee Epifani J. Bryant
  208. “You can only become truly 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.” – Maya Angelou
  209. “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” – Michelle Obama
  210. “Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” – BeyoncéQuotes from beautiful black queen
  211. “Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.” – Oprah Winfrey
  212. “God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.” – Ruby Dee
  213. “Don’t spend all of your time trying to be like someone else because you can never be them and they can never be you.” – Raven Symone
  214.  “The important thing is to realize that no matter what people’s opinions maybe, they’re only just that – people’s opinions. You have to believe in your heart what you know to be true about yourself. And let that be that.” -Mary J Blige
  215. “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” – Diana Ross
  216. “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility.” – Michelle Obama
  217. “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” – Michelle Obama
  218. “Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama
  219. “…always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals” – Michelle Obama