Favorite Quotations ~† African American, 2 Strength to Love

"Are you able to accept blows without retaliation?" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr

There are many brave African-Americans. They need to be inspired by those of us who have a platform. ~ Maxine Waters

Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows one to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style. ~ Maya Angelou

Just like you can buy grades of silk, you can buy grades of justice. ~ Ray Charles

A black hen lays a white egg. ~ French Proverb

There isn't a certain time we should set aside to talk about God. God is part of our every waking moment. ~ Marva Collins

Be black, shine, aim high. ~ Leontyne Price

Expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise. ~ Alice Walker

God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed. ~ African Proverb

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.~ Bill Cosby

The powers of single black men flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness. ~ W.E.B. Du Bois

God has blessed you when he lets you believe in somebody. ~ Billie Holiday

They think because they hold us in infernal chains we wish to be white, or of their color, but they are dreadfully deceivedówe wish to be just as it pleased our Creator to have made us. ~ David Walker

All racists are irresponsible. ~ James Baldwin

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them. ~ Maya Angelou