Quotes

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10 Empowering Gabourey Sidibe Quotes
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20 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes
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13 Thought-Provoking Kofi Annan Quotes
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20 Motivational Booker T. Washington Quotes

10 Empowering Gabourey Sidibe Quotes

Gabourey Sidibe, born May 6, 1983, is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film “Precious”. Although it was her first acting role she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe.

As a plus sized black woman in Hollywood she receives a lot of criticism and insults over her size, something she also had to deal with in her earlier life.

She admits it is tough to be a woman of her size in the industry, but encourages everyone to treat their differences as challenges instead of setbacks.

“So when you ask me how I’m so confident, I know what you’re really asking me: how could someone like me be confident? Go ask Rihanna”

Here are more quotes from this inspirational go-getter.

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20 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was the first black President of South Africa. He was instrumental in ending apartheid in his country. He spent 27 years in prison and was denounced as a communist terrorist. He later gained international acclaim for his activism, he has received more than 250 honours.

Below are 22 quotes from the great leader.

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13 Thought-Provoking Kofi Annan Quotes

Kofi Atta Annan who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006, is probably the most widely-known Ghanaian.

He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace jointly with the UN, for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world. He is the founder and the Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as being the chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela.

Below are 13 of his best quotes.

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20 Motivational Booker T. Washington Quotes

Born a slave on  a small farm Booker T. Washington rose to be the most famous black man in America between 1895 and 1915.

He was also considered the most influential black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries insofar as he controlled the flow of funds to black schools and colleges. His long-term goal was to end the disfranchisement of the African Americans .

“No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.”

 Here are more quotes from this inspirational intellect of the 19th century.

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