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Quotes From Successful Black Women

There is no shortage of successful black women to look to when I need a little inspiration. After all, black girls are magic. Here’s some of my favorite quotes for successful black women in their respective fields. What quotes inspire you?

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“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” – Serena Williams

“I’m always interested in challenging myself and pushing, and seeing how.” – Taraji P. Henson

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.” –  Phylicia Rashad

“I didn’t know I had it in me. There’s more to all of us than we realize. Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think. We’re capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe.” – Queen Latifah

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“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.” – Michelle Obama

“Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence.” – Condoleezza Rice

“When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, “What are you gonna do about it?”I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” – Beyonce

Never dull your shine for somebody else.” – Tyra Banks

“I didn’t learn to be quiet when I had an opinion. The reason they knew who I was is because I told them.” – Ursula Burns

Be you and do you and you’ll go a long way.” – Tamera Mowry Housely

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“Nobody’s life is perfect and in the grand scheme of things, life is short. I think it’s so important to live life to its fullest and choose to smile.” – Tia Mowry Hardrict

“You just have to be yourself, and go full with confidence, and be courageous.” – Gabby Douglas

Being strong can be also feminine. I don’t think feminine equals being weak.” – Sanaa Lathan

“All great achievements require time”. – Maya Angelou

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” – Iyanla Vanzant

Charlene Dior

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