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7 Powerful Quotes on Courage from Powerful Black Women

Sometimes, a powerful quote is a perfect antidote to feeling sad, stuck or shaded. These quotes on courage from amazing black women provide a jolt of motivation to keep it moving.

Happy International Women’s Day.

Audre Lorde

When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

Maya Angelou in home.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. – Maya Angelou

Michelle Obama announcing new book, Becoming

Get over it, and just live a little. – Michelle Obama

Oprah

I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

Rihanna

If you don’t live your life, then who will? – Rihanna

Shonda Rhimes

The moment I said yes to the challenge, the moment I was open to having the conversations, suddenly in that instance my life was changed. I grew more courageous; I shed some shyness, some awkwardness, some social fear.  – Shonda Rhimes

Toni Morrison

You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. – Toni Morrison

Do you know powerful quotes that should be added to the list? Drop them in the comment section below. 

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