Inspiring black self love quotes by empowering black women

Inspiring black self love quotes by empowering black women

black self love quotes

I am deeply touched humbled and inspired all at the same time as I write this post by the wisdom, courage, the resilience shown by the amazing empowering black women who uttered these quotes.

And I hope that these black self love quotes and words of wisdom shared by remarkably strong black women continue to echo through the ages guiding more women especially black girls and women through the tenuous journey of self-discovery and self love.

May these motivational quotes serve as a profound reminder, a gentle nudge encouraging you to recognize your own incredible worth and beauty.

In moments of self-doubt or struggle, let these black self love quotes become a source of strength and a powerful pick-me-up that reminds you of your resilience.

At times, we underestimate our own strength, our innate beauty, and our immense value. We forget that we are not only strong as women and as black women but also stunning in our authenticity.

Above all, these quotes echo a universal truth: we are undeniably worthy, worthy of love, especially from ourselves.

They inspire us to stand tall, to embrace our uniqueness, and to acknowledge our worthiness.

Sometimes, all it takes is a moment of reflection, soaking in the wisdom of a great quote, to reaffirm our belief in ourselves and the power we possess to be unapologetically and beautifully us.

Let these quotes by exceptional black women remind us that we must not ever accept the status quo. 

Let these motivational positive quotes become beacons of light, guiding you to embrace your unique beauty, your gifts, and your authenticity appreciating and loving yourself, even celebrating yourself regardless of societal norms.

Black self love quotes to inspire your own self love 

black self love quotes

“There is room in this world for beauty to be diverse. — Lupita Nyong’o

“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

 

“If you believe that you’re beautiful and that you’re powerful, that’s what you exude. Deciding some really positive things about yourself is powerfully important.” – Shonda Rhimes

 

“Believe in yourself, your abilities, and your potential. Embrace the unique essence that is you. Your journey is worth celebrating, and your dreams are worth pursuing. Never underestimate the power of your story.” – Stephanie Lahart

 

“I work really hard to not take success seriously. I think the key is to stay grateful and humble.” – Viola Davis

 

“I work really hard to make sure that my daughter knows that her complexion doesn’t have to work against her.” – Gabrielle Union

 

“I work really hard to make sure I surround myself with people who have integrity and people who are strong.” – Serena Williams

 

“I don’t want to be limited or defined by my race or my gender. I want to break boundaries.” – Taraji P. Henson

 

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

 

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

 

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

 

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

 

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

 

“I work really hard to not take success seriously. I think the key is to stay grateful and humble.” – Viola Davis

 

“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

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

 

“I am my best work – a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines.” – Audre Lorde

 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie

 

“You make a difference about yourself by the very attitude that you have. If you say ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated. If you say ‘I can,’ then you can.” – Maya Angelou

 

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

 

“I work really hard to not take success seriously. I think the key is to stay grateful and humble.” – Viola Davis

 

“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

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

I hope that my presence on screen and my face in magazines may lead you, young girls, on a beautiful journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.” Lupita Nyong’o

 

“I am my best work – a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines.” – Audre Lorde

 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie

 

“You make a difference about yourself by the very attitude that you have. If you say ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated. If you say ‘I can,’ then you can.” – Maya Angelou

 

“I work really hard to not take success seriously. I think the key is to stay grateful and humble.” – Viola Davis

 

“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

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

 

“I am my best work – a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines.” – Audre Lorde

 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie

 

“You make a difference about yourself by the very attitude that you have. If you say ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated. If you say ‘I can,’ then you can.” – Maya Angelou

 

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

 

“I work really hard to not take success seriously. I think the key is to stay grateful and humble.” – Viola Davis

 

“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

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

 

“I am my best work – a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines.” – Audre Lorde

 

“What I will say is that what I have learnt for myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else; and that myself is good enough and that when I am being true to that self, then I can avail myself to extraordinary things…. You have to allow for the impossible to be possible.” — Lupita Nyong’o

 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie

 

“You make a difference about yourself by the very attitude that you have. If you say ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated. If you say ‘I can,’ then you can.” – Maya Angelou

 

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

 

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“I work really hard to not take success seriously. I think the key is to stay grateful and humble.” – Viola Davis

 

“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

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

 

“I am my best work – a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines.” – Audre Lorde

 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie

 

 

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” – Toni Morrison

 

“Embrace your uniqueness and let your authenticity be your superpower. In a world full of copies, be an original masterpiece.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

 

“Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

 

“I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.”-Tracee Ellis Ross

 

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“You make a difference about yourself by the very attitude that you have. If you say ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated. If you say ‘I can,’ then you can.” – Maya Angelou

 

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

 

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

 

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm

 

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”–Michelle Obama

 

 

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

 

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.”–Michelle Obama

 

“You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant

 

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

 

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

 

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” – Mary McLeod Bethune

 

“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

 

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

 

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner

 

“When you’re in your lane, there’s no traffic.” – Ava DuVernay

 

“Control is all about being centered and focused. Control is about being your own boss. Control is about not letting anyone else tell you what to do.” – Janet Jackson

 

“When they go low, we go high.”-Michelle Obama

 

“I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.” – Queen Latifah

 

“I belong to a different kind of minority in America. I’m from a different kind of ethnic group in America. I’m very proud of my black and my Creole heritage.” – Solange Knowles

 

“Ain’t I a woman?Sojourner Truth

 

“My mother had a saying: ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.'”-Kamala Harris

 

“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do every day.”-Marian Wright Edelman

 

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”_Diana Ross

 

“I was not raised to just be ‘an actress.’ I was raised to be a human being, to be educated, and to have an opinion.”-Angela Bassett

 

 “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”-Lena Horne

 

“Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”-Coretta Scott King

 

“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul.”-Josephine Baker

 

 

 “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear.”-Nina Simone

 

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”-Michelle Obama

 

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”-Tyra Banks

 

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”-Angela Davis

 

“The minute I stop having patience, that’s the minute I stop being grateful.”-Halle Berry: 

 

“In every crisis, there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change—breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.”-Susan L. Taylor: 

 

 “It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”-Laverne Cox:

 

“Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.”-Janelle Monáe

 

“I think vulnerability is the strongest state to be in. To really be yourself, and to really let that be your mission, is the strongest thing you can do.”-Amandla Stenberg

 

 “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.”-Althea Gibson:

 

“The amount of work that it took to be the first black woman in space was far greater than being a medical doctor. I saw it as a means to an end, and it was.”-Mae Jemison

 

“When you know your value, you’ll never entertain anyone who doesn’t see it. Know your worth-Susan L. Taylor:

 

 “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”– Maya Angelou

 

The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”–Michelle Obama

 

Final words about black self love quotes 

I love every one of these quotes and I feel so empowered by every one of these black women whose wisdom is truly exceptional. 

These quotes are not just words on a page; they are affirmations of our shared humanity and the incredible strength that arises when diverse voices unite, and when recognize your own value, and your path to self love. 

 I hope you will choose a few of these black self love quotes when you need courage or self-love or any moment you want to own your power and show up as your true authentic self.

I hope these quotes remind you of your own power and to love yourself fully.

 

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