21 Insightful Kwanzaa Quotes

“If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish.”

Marian Anderson

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

African Proverb

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

African Proverb

“Faith, self determination, ujamaa, love, nia, beautiful, purpose, community, cooperative economics, creativity, umoja, collective work & responsibility, imani, unity, Kwanzaa, ujima, Nguzo Saba, family, kujichagulia.”

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

Audre Lorde

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”

Nelson Mandela

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.”

Maya Angelou

“You must act as if it is impossible to fail.”

Ashanti Proverb

“Have a vision. Be demanding.”

Colin Powell

“I am because we are.”


“We will never know ourselves if we do not know our history.”

Maulana Karenga

“One who loves you, loves you with your dirt.”

African Proverb

“It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to.”

African Proverb

“Kuumba – To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.”

“A speaker of truth has no friends.”

African Proverb

“Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Nia, Cujamaa, Kuumba, Imani, Happy Kwanzaa.”

“Umoja – To strive for & maintain unity in the family, community, nation & race.”

“Imani – To believe with all our heart in our people & the victory of our struggle.”

“The axe forgets what the tree remembers.”

African Proverb

“A clear conscience makes a soft pillow.”

African Proverb

“A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.”

African Proverb

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