40+ Best Black Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Black is associated with power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, and aggression, authority, rebellion, and sophistication. Black is required for all other colors to have depth and variation of hue. Inspirational black quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Black Quotes

Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. Dr. Mae Jemison

History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. Michelle Obama

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. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. W.E.B. Du Bois

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

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

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

Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us. Susan L. Taylor

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. Russell Simmons

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

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings. Franklin Thomas

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. Desmond Tutu

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson

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

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. Oprah Winfrey

The time is always right to do what is right. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have a vision. Be demanding. Colin Powell

Freedom is never given; it is won. A. Philip Randolph

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Rosa Parks

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

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

Amazing Black Quotes

It isn’t where you come from; it’s where you’re going that counts. Ella Fitzgerald

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything… that smacks of discrimination or slander. Mary McLeod Bethune

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

Character is power. Booker T. Washington

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela

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. Barack Obama

The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. Maya Angelou

Truth is powerful and it prevails. Sojourner Truth

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

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan

The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it. Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Won’t it be wonderful when black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history. Maya Angelou

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

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

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