Self-esteem means knowing that you are the dream. -Oprah Winfrey

I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.” -Bell Hooks

Contrary to popular belief we do not just stumble into our decisions. Every emotion is connected to a thought and those thoughts produce action. -Sarah Jakes Roberts

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. -Wilma Rudolph

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

A woman’s gifts will make room for her. -Hattie McDaniel

You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can’t go wrong. The world is behind you. -Josephine Baker

I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over. -Janet Jackson

You can fall, but you can rise also. -Angelique Kidjo