“Bahá'u'lláh once compared the coloured people to the black pupil of the eye surrounded by the white. In this black pupil you see the reflection of that which is before it, and through it the light of the Spirit shines forth. In the sight of God colour makes no difference at all, He looks at the hearts of men. That which God desires from men is the heart...”


African American Quotes...


 toni morrison author"Black people's grace has been what they do with language."

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize in Literature



"It's pretty hard for the Lord to guide you if you haven't made up your mind which way you want to go."

Mme. C.J. Walker, Entrepreneur


"It doesn't matter what you are trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline."

--Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Track Star


"Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles."

--Jean Toomer, Novelist

"He who fears is literally delivered to destruction."

-Howard Thruman, Minister

"Lord, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear."

Ruby Dee, Actor


"Of my two 'handicaps', being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black."

Shirley Chisholm, Politician


"Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated."

The Late James Baldwin, Writer and Activist


"The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less."

The Late Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther Party Leader


"You lose a lot of time hating people."

The Late Marian Anderson, Singer



"The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic, but to end the injustice."

Richard Wright, Novelist

All quotations extracted from African American Quotations, Richard Newman compiler.



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