I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas A. Edison
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
J. K. Rowling
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.
Let the strivings of us all prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war. Let the efforts of us all prove that he was not a mere dreamer when he spoke of the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamonds or silver or gold. Let a new age dawn.
There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Violence is not more efficient than non-violence.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
It's just better to promote love and fairness and equality than it is to promote something you think is based on your religious beliefs.
We recall our terrible past so that we can deal with it, to forgive where forgiveness is necessary, without forgetting; to ensure that never again will such inhumanity tear us apart; and to move ourselves to eradicate a legacy that lurks dangerously as a threat to our democracy.
In the spirit of self-motivation, here are 20 inspirational quotes from a few members of Forbes’ list of 50 Richest Africans.
If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive. – Aliko Dangote
Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before retiring home. – Aliko Dangote
As you start out in life, it is important that you know at least something about everything, but as you get older it is important that you know everything about something. – Johann Rupert
The harder you work, the luckier you get. – Mike Adenuga
In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice. – Stephen Saad
I think there are a lot of people with family connections but who are actually nowhere. If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through. – Isabel Dos Santos
One has to set high standards… I can never be happy with mediocre performance. – Patrice Motsepe
Money is not my objective. – Desmond Sacco
I own quite a lot and I have worked very hard for it. – Sudhir Ruparelia
In today’s world, paradoxically, it is the boldest action that is often the safest. Remaining where you are in a world that is changing so rapidly is in fact the most dangerous of all places to be in. – Hakeem Belo- Osagie
Failure is a good thing – Hakeem Belo-Osagie
It’s essential to draw up a “things to do” list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished task get posted to the next day’s list. – Folorunsho Alakija
I grew up in poverty, but I always saw it as a challenge. The good thing is that you can surmount a challenge if you are willing to pay the price. The price is hard work. – Reginald Mengi
People in Tanzania look at my wealth and think I must be sunbathing and playing golf all day. But I work really hard. I put in a hundred hours a week. It’s a never stopped game. You can never say I’ve worked hard enough now. – Mohammed Dewji
A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work & dedication is required to make that vision a reality – Strive Masiyiwa
Today is the beginning of the Rest of your Life! You are the Pilot of your life! Lock in your destination; take off to it, from where you are! – Vimal Shah
In business you have to know when to retire, before someone knocks you out.” – Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar
In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it – Aliko Dangote
Whether you’re a farmer, builder or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little innovation – Strive Masiyiwa
Entrepreneurship without skills limits your growth potential – Strive Masiyiwa