Maya Angelou

 “There’s a place in you that you must keep inviolate. You must keep it pristine, clean, so that nobody has the right to curse you, or treat you badly.” .

Oprah Winfrey

"Think like a queen.  A queen is not afraid to fail.  Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."

Tyler Perry

"The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on."

Aretha Franklin

"Music does a lot of things for a lot of people.  It's transporting, for sure.  It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life.  It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Malcom X

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."