Last Updated February 2022 by Crystallace
Black Pearls of Wisdom: 25 Black Motivational Quotes for Instant Inspiration
With so much going on in the world sometimes it’s hard to keep going, be inspired, and stay motivated.
I am a firm believer in law of attraction. I believe that when you speak affirmations and read inspirational things you start to think positively.
Words have power. So it’s important to take time to read something inspirational daily.
That is why I compiled this list of
25 Black Motivational Quotes for Instant Inspiration
to help you get through life as a human being.
Be sure to Pin 📌 your favorite quote for later!
Black Motivational Quotes from Women
“The best way to make dreams come true is to wake up.” —Mae C. Jemison
Fun fact: I went to the same high school as Mae Jemison.
“Make a difference about something other than yourselves.” —Toni Morrison
“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” —Beyonce Knowles
Queen Bey has spoken.
“Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.” —Janelle Monáe
She is definitely one of my favorites.
“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” —Nina Simone
“You are your best thing.” —Toni Morrison
“When I look at the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.” —Oprah Winfrey
“Don’t let anything stop you. There will be times when you’ll be disappointed, but you can’t stop.” —Sadie T. M. Alexander
“Don’t agonize, organize.” —Florynce Kennedy
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” —Toni Morrison
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou
“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” —Serena Williams
“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.” —Ella Fitzgerald
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” —Rosa Parks
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut
Black Motivational Quotes from Men
“If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.” —James Baldwin
“Life has two rules: number 1, never quit! Number 2, always remember rule number one.” —Duke Ellington
“Stretch your mind and fly.” —Whitney M. Young Jr.
“The soul that is within me no man can degrade.” —Frederick Douglass
If resilience was a person.
“Character is power.” —Booker T. Washington
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” —Muhammad Ali
“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”
—Jesse Owens, world record-setting Olympic athlete
“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.”
—Booker T. Washington
“Have a vision. Be demanding.”
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
For more Black Motivational Quotes…
Check out this book that was given to me by a friend. I love this little keepsake and I read it often to help me regain focus.
Which Black Motivational quote do you like the most? Let me know in the comments below