Black Pearls of Wisdom… 25 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes


With so much going on in the world sometimes its 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 positivelys. Words have power.  So its important to take time to read something inspirational daily.

That is why I compiled this list of Black Pearls of Wisdom. It is 25 Motivational and Inspirational quotes (from the ancestors), to help you get through life.

Black Pearls of Wisdom

“The best way to make dreams come true is to wake up.” —Mae C. 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

“Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.” —Janelle Monáe

“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

“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

“Don’t let anything stop you. There will be times when you’ll be disappointed, but you can’t stop.” —Sadie T. M. Alexander

“Stretch your mind and fly.” —Whitney M. Young Jr.

“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

“Don’t agonize, organize.” —Florynce Kennedy

“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

“The soul that is within me no man can degrade.” —Frederick Douglass

“Character is power.” —Booker T. Washington

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” —Muhammad Ali

“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

“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.”

—Colin Powell

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

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

—Langston Hughes

Which quote do you like the most? Comment below.

from the lawyer next door,
Crystallace Fenn

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