Black History Month Inspiration

Today I’m sharing some inspiration from some of the amazing African Americans in America and the World’s history, in honor of Black History Month.  Share your thoughts on them below!

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” Barack Obama

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

“There is no bitterness.  If I was bitter, that would mean they won.” Rubin Carter

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind has been made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” Rosa Parks

“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

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald

“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles he has overcome.” Booker T. Washington

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglass

“99% of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” George Washington Carver

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman

“Truth is powerful, and it prevails.” Sojourner Truth

“The measure of a country’s greatness is it’s ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.” Thurgood Marshall

Learn more about these great people and others at Biography and

Do you have a favorite quote, or are you inspired by one of these?  Share your thoughts below!


2 thoughts on “Black History Month Inspiration

  1. Hello Laura – I saw you at Ryan’s webinar last evening – only place I could find to write you is here – thank you for your Irish Blessings – we’re unable to trace our ancestors to Europe – my Dad think’s we came from Wales but I’m convinced we’re Irish ❤

    1. Hi Bob! I see you found me on Facebook too! I’m happy to be Irish (as well as a couple other nationalities). But no matter how you celebrate your roots, it’s important to find the inspiration and blessings in your life!

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