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10 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (First black female president) Quotes
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Don’t Wait For Permission
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10 Empowering Gabourey Sidibe Quotes
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Fear of Failure
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20 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

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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Don’t Wait For Permission

How many times have you wanted to do something but not done it, because you didn’t want people to see you or because you were sure people would talk about you?

And then you see someone doing the exact same thing you wanted to do, but did not have the courage to do.

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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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Fear of Failure

We are all capable of achieving a lot.  Deep down most of us believe we can achieve great things, but also deep down we also think we are not good enough or worthy enough for an abundance of success.

We set ourselves low expectations and targets, that way we do not fail.

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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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