Live The Life Of Your Dreams - Oprah Winfrey Quotes

~I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life~ Oprah Winfrey

~Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure~ Oprah Winfrey

~The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate~ Oprah Winfrey

~Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment~ Oprah Winfrey

~The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams~ Oprah Winfrey

I am Somebody - Jesse Jackson Quotes

~Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up~ Jesse Jackson

~If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose~ Jesse Jackson

~Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories~ Jesse Jackson

~Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together~ Jesse Jackson

~Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive~ Jesse Jackson

Make Your Own Happiness - Alice Walker Quotes

~Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself~ Alice Walker

~In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful~ Alice Walker

~I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart~ Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any~ Alice Walker

~It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom~ Alice Walker

Prepare Today And The Furture Is Yours - Malcolm X Quotes

~Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today~ Malcolm X

~If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything~ Malcolm X

~Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change~ Malcolm X

~When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire... or preserve his freedom~ Malcolm X

~There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time~ Malcolm X

Truth Always Prevails - Sojourner Truth Quotes

~Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other~ Sojourner Truth

~Truth is powerful and it prevails~ Sojourner Truth

~If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again~ Sojourner Truth

~It is the mind that makes the body~ Sojourner Truth

~If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it~ Sojourner Truth

Life Is Not A Spectator Sport - Jackie Robinson Quotes

~Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life~ Jackie Robinson

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

~I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being~ Jackie Robinson

~The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we've got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go~ Jackie Robinson

~Discover the truth of today, and perhaps find the greatness of tomorrow~ Jackie Robinson

No Mountain Is Too High - Wilma Rudolph Quotes

~Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us~ Wilma Rudolph

~Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday~ Wilma Rudolph

~Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle~ Wilma Rudolph

~When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome~ Wilma Rudolph

~My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother~ Wilma Rudolph

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee - Muhammad Ali Quotes

~It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen~ Muhammad Ali

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

~Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything~ Muhammad Ali

~It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe~ Muhammad Ali

~Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali

Make A Difference In The Lives Of Others - Toni Morrison Quotes

~If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it~ Toni Morrison

~If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it~ Toni Morrison

~If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression~ Toni Morrison

~Make a difference about something other than yourselves~ Toni Morrison

~At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough~ Toni Morrison

Love Removes The Masks We Fear We Can't Live Without - James Baldwin Quotes

~Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law~ James A. Baldwin

~Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours~ James A. Baldwin

~Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced~ James A. Baldwin

~No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time~

~There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now~ James A. Baldwin

It Is The Response To Error That Counts - Nikki Giovanni Quotes

~I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. 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

~Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts~ Nikki Giovanni

~Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us~ Nikki Giovanni

~If now isn't a good time for the truth I don't see when we'll get to it~ Nikki Giovanni

~There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your live those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect~ Nikki Giovanni

Salvation Comes From Within - A. Philip Randolph Quotes

~Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within~ A. Philip Randolph

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

~Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship~ A. Philip Randolph

~Nothing counts but pressure, pressure, more pressure, and still more pressure through broad organized aggressive mass action~ A. Philip Randolph

~We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions... Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts~ A. Philip Randolph

A Mind Made Up Diminishes Fear - Rosa Parks Quotes

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

~Each person must live their life as a model for others~ Rosa Parks

~Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others~ Rosa Parks

~I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free~ Rosa Parks

~I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day~ Rosa Parks

With Confidence You Have Already Won - Marcus Garvey Quotes

~A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots~ Marcus Garvey

~If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won before you have started~ Marcus Garvey

~Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences~ Marcus Garvey

~Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself~ Marcus Garvey

~God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement~ Marcus Garvey

True Beauty Starts From Within - Ruby Dee Quotes

~The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within -- strength, courage, dignity~ Ruby Dee

~There was so much meanness in the atmosphere, ... but marvelous things pierce through the darkness of poverty and racism. You meet all kinds of people that help put life in perspective and turn the horror into some kind of lesson or avenue of awakening that lives with you all your days~ Ruby Dee

~We've got to start saying 'No further. This must stop~ Ruby Dee

~The greatest gift is not being afraid to question~ Ruby Dee

~Paradise is to be the ultimate instrument, fulfilling God's desperate intent that we love each other. The music people . . . they give thanks for the gift and reflect the love~ Ruby Dee

Believe In Life! - W. E. B. Du Bois Quotes

~Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime~ W. E. B. Du Bois

~The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.~ W. E. B. Du Bois

~It is the trained, living human soul, cultivated and strengthened by long study and thought, that breathes the real breath of life into boys and girls and makes them human, whether they be black or white, Greek, Russian or American~ W. E. B. Du Bois

~If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known~ W. E. B. Du Bois

~Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life~ W. E. B. Du Bois

We Must Not Be Defeated - Maya Angelou Quotes

~Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage~ Maya Angelou

~I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver~ Maya Angelou

~We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated~ Maya Angelou

~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 Angelou

~While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation~ Maya Angelou

Hold Fast To Your Dreams - Langston Hughes Quotes

~Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow~ Langston Hughes

~An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose~ Langston Hughes

~I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go~ Langston Hughes

~What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up - like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags - like a heavy lead~ Langston Hughes

~The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you'll finish it~ Langston Hughes