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Monday, February 8, 2016

Motivational Monday-Black Quotes to Live & Learn by

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."
--Frederick Douglass
"Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher."
--Oprah Winfrey
"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."
--Jesse Jackson
"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
--Michael Jordan
"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."
--Maya Angelou

"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


  1. Wonderful quotes! I am inspired. Thank you. :)

  2. Jennifer--Great quotes, especially the one from that contemporary Chicago writer. ;)

  3. Hi Sioux,

    Welcome back! Thanks for your time and thoughts today. :-) Hope all is well.