Quotes

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20 Motivational Mohammed Ali Quotes
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10 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (First black female president) 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

20 Motivational Mohammed Ali Quotes

Mohammed Ali is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of boxing. He first man to win the undisputed world heavyweight boxing title three times.

Before turning professional, he won numerous amateur titles and achieved an outstanding record of 100 wins to 5 losses. At age 22 he won the world heavyweight championship.

He was a charismatic figure who was recognised internationally. He was known as “The Greatest

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”

More inspirational quotes from “The Greatest”.

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10 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (First black female president) Quotes

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,  born on October 29, 1938, is the world’s first elected black female president.

In 2005, she became president following elections organised by the UN. In 2011 she was re-elected the country for a second term.  Here are 10 of her best quotes.

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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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