Good Morning, Pen & Prosper Readers!As many of you are aware, February is designated as National Black History Month-a time to honor and acknowledge the collective contributions of people of color.
With this in mind, I thought you'd appreciate the following African-American quotes to live by, learn, and elevate your thoughts.
Famous Black Quotes
"Without struggle, there is no progress."
"Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher."
"Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living."
--Mary Mcleod Bethune
"You're either part of the solution or part of the problem."
--Leroy Eldridge Cleaver
"Our nation is a rainbow: red, yellow, brown, black, and white--and we're all precious in God's sight."
"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
"Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face."--Carol Moseley-Braun
"When people show you who they are, believe them."
"God will sometimes shake you up to move you forward."
--Jennifer Brown Banks
"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 Happy Black History Month.
Image credit: Henry L. Jones