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My Top 10 Quotes from Nikki Giovanni for your own personal growth and success.

Yolande CorneliaNikkiGiovanni, Jr. (born June 7, 1943) is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world’s most well-known African-American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children’s literature. She has won numerous awards, including the Langston Hughes Medal and the NAACP Image Award. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her poetry album, The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Additionally, she has been named as one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 “Living Legends”. (source – Wikipedia)

Here is my selection of her quotes I considered my top 10 best.

1. Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.
2. Show me someone not full of herself and I’ll show you a hungry person.
3. The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions. As we learn new things, some of our old attitudes will change.
4. We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.
5. Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.
6. The unwillingness to try is worse than any failure.
7. Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.
8. A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.
9. We have a world to conquer…one person at a time…starting with ourselves.
10. There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.
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1 Comment

  1. Olworo Richard Mark says:

    Great work.

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