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10 Inspiring Quotes From African American Leaders

It’s cold outside, we are stuck inside and life seems kind of bleh. It’s that point in the semester where we need a little motivation. 

Here are 10 quotes from African American leaders that will inspire you to get things done! 

“You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou

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

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” – Michelle Obama

“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

“Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.” – Carol M. Braun

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” – Oprah Winfrey 

“You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.” – Niki Minaj 

“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles 

“You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” – Violas Davis 

“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

Julia Cwiklowski

Murray State '21

Julia Cwiklowski is a senior studying Advertising and Marketing at Murray State University. When she isn't studying, you can find her working out, listening to podcasts, or curled up with a good book. Julia loves to cook, go on hikes and hang with her friends. After graduation, Julia hopes to work as a project manager at an advertising agency.
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