Black Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old black quotes, black sayings, and black proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.     

Marcus Garvey

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy- but mysterious.      

Yohji Yamamoto

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.     

Francis Bacon

Black detraction will find faults where they are not.     

Philip Massinger

Black care rarely sits behind the rider whose pace is fast enough.     

Theodore Roosevelt

The whisper of the dusk is night shedding its husk.     

Dean Koontz

The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art.     

Theodor Adorno

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to creat something real.     


Black is not sad... Black is poetic.     

Ann Demeulemeester

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.     

Francis of Assisi

Black consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.     

Steven Biko

Black is a pearl in a woman's eye.     

George Chapman

It is in the darkness that one finds the light.     

Meister Eckhart

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.     

Carl Jung

A life is black, whiten it as you will.     

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

It's always darkest before it becomes totally black.     

Mao Zedong

You can have any colour as long as it's black.     

Henry Ford

Black love is black wealth.     

Nikki Giovanni

dusk is the time when men whisper of matters about which they remain silent in the full light of the sun.     

Simon Raven

Better have a black face than be worried about black deeds.     

Robert Lee

There will never be a chanel collection without black.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Black Poetry is not for Black is for everybody     

Nikki Giovanni

Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it.     

Nicholas Sparks

It's always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.     

Paul Newman

The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in your own heart you should fear.     


Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.     

Karl Lagerfeld

The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.     

Stephen King

And out of darkness came the hands that reach through nature, moulding men.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The dusk runs down the lane driven like hail; Far off a precise whistle is escheat, To the dark; and then the towering weak and pale.     

Allen Tate