Kwanzaa Quotes

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
– Maya Angelou

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.
– Faith Baldwin

In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.
– Booker T. Washington

Kwanzaa is essentially a family holiday, whether it be the nuclear family, the extended family, or the communal family.
– Jessica B. Harris

“Independence” is middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
– G.B. Shaw

One is a member of a country, a profession, a civilization, a religion. One is not just a man.
– Antoine

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
– Virginia Burden

Kwanzaa is a special time to remember the ancestors, the bridge builders, and the leaders.
– Dorothy Winbush Riley

Kwanzaa is a holiday that should be celebrated by everyone, not just the black community.
– Jacqui Lewis

The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
– James Baldwin

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
– John Donne

I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
– Ralph Abernathy

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
– Baha’u’llah

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
– Alexander

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
– Seneca

No man is free who is not a master of himself.
– Epictetus

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
– Sallust

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
– Kenyan Proverb

In union there is strength.
– Aesop