Inspiring Quotes From Influential Black Women

"Raise [your girls] with vigilance, but not fear." - Tarana Burke

"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up."  -Serena Williams

"I've heard of nothing coming from nothing, but I've never heard of absolutely nothing coming from hard work."  - Uzo Aduba

“Being a part of this reemergence of a movement both pro-diversity and pro-woman is the best part of being a Black girl." - Yara Shahidi

“You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You’re important in your own right.”  — Michelle Obama

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”  — Oprah Winfrey

“I want women and girls of African descent and of color to be able to not have to keep searching for stories about themselves.”  — Danai Gurira

“It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience.”  — Lupita Nyong’o

Read more of these amazing quotes during Black History Month and every day.