70 Stacey Abrams Quotes from the American Politician

Stacey Abrams is a well-known African American politician who has made big contributions to voting accessibility and turnout.

Born in 1973 in Madison Wisconsin Abrams grew up in a family that valued education and civic engagement.

Her parents both involved in the civil rights movement instilled in her the belief that she could achieve anything.

Abrams excelled in school becoming valedictorian of her high school and later graduating with honors from Spelman College.

Stacey Abrams Quotes

She went on to earn a Master’s Degree and a J.D. from Yale University. Abrams has held various political positions including Deputy City Attorney for Atlanta and House Minority leader in Georgia.

In 2013, she founded The New Georgia Project a voter registration non-profit. She gained national attention during her historic run for governor of Georgia in 2018.

Although she lost the race Abrams continued to fight for voting rights founding Fair Fight Action in 2018.

She has received numerous awards for her work including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021.

In addition to her political career Abrams is also an author with two non-fiction books to her name.

In this article, I have made a list of greatest quotes by Stacey Abrams.

Best Stacey Abrams Quotes


Voter suppression takes different forms. ~ Stacey Abrams.


When you’re focused on your enemy, then you are ignoring your allies. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Victory must begin to mean more than winning a single election. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Our priorities should ideally engage heart and head. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Money and power make people irrational. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I got into my first fight, Democrat versus Republican, in second grade. I won. ~ Stacey Abrams.

When people doubt your right to be somewhere, the responsibility falls on you to prove over and over again that you deserve to be there. ~ Stacey Abrams.


The way to win is to try. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I’m very aware that as an African-American woman, I will be doing something no one else has done. ~ Stacey Abrams.


I like solving problems that seem intractable. That’s how I thrive. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Economic inequality is systemic, and one of the most effective barriers is ignorance about how money works beyond the basics. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Choices are based on personal needs – end of the story. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Good leaders are always at the ready, but not always at the front. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Top Stacey Abrams Quotes

Boycotts have been a critical part of social justice in American history, particularly for African-Americans. ~ Stacey Abrams.

The basis for sustainable progress is legal protections grounded in an awareness of how identity has been used to deny the opportunity. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Effective leaders must be truth seekers, and that requires a willingness to understand truths other than our own. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Full citizenship rights are the bare minimum one should expect from the government. Yet, for two-thirds of our history, full citizenship was denied to those who built this country from theory to life. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Not only must we stop telling ourselves no, we have to internalize our right to make mistakes and to use each error as an entry point to more knowledge. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Writing is a side hustle that had previously enabled me to pay for rehab for my brother, purchase a car for my parents, and help friends out when they fell on hard times. ~ Stacey Abrams.


What’s not right is giving credence to bad actions and thereby becoming complicit. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I believe we need leaders who actually want to lead everyone. ~ Stacey Abrams.

First things first’ might be a cliché, but it’s a useful one that means prioritizing what matters most to you and believing there is no wrong answer. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Popular Stacey Abrams Quotes

I confronted the expected stereotypes by knowing what they were and building an alternate narrative about myself. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I am driven by a desire to see poverty end and economic security be a guaranteed capacity for every person. Most of the impediments or solutions are state-driven, not federally driven. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Saving democracy is not an overblown call to action – we are in trouble. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Effective leaders are able to say to the person they want to impress most: ‘I don’t know.’ ~ Stacey Abrams.

I want our friends to come from around the country. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Citizens tried to exercise their constitutional rights and were still denied the ability to elect their leaders. Under the watch of the now-former secretary of state, democracy failed Georgia. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Names matter; labels matter. We should always pursue the highest title available and fight for the labels that reflect our clout. ~ Stacey Abrams.

We must use words to uplift and include. We can use our words to fight back against oppression and hate. But we must also channel our words into action. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Admitting mistakes is a fundamental skill too few of us learn. In part, this is because we’ve been taught it’s wrong to be wrong. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Famous Stacey Abrams Quotes

To achieve our goals of educating bold and ambitious children, we must invest in enriching, quality early child care and learning. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are, and it’s exactly how we won. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Never tell yourself no. Let someone else do it. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I believe so, for me, the conversation that led to me writing ‘Lead from the Outside’ is that we have to start evolving what the face of leadership looks like. ~ Stacey Abrams.

We must cease being participants in our own oppression. ~ Stacey Abrams.

My life has always been about making certain I accrue the skills necessary to make my ambitions real. ~ Stacey Abrams.

The anchors of belief should never weigh down the capacity for thoughtful engagement and reasonable compromise. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I do not Google myself, I do not read comments, and I barely look myself in the eye when I look in the mirror. ~ Stacey Abrams.

It’s frustrating to realize we’re taught to be humble in a way that men are not. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Great Stacey Abrams Quotes

We are strongest when we see the most vulnerable in our society, bear witness to their struggles, and then work to create systems to make it better. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I think you don’t run for second place. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I need women of color, particularly black women, to understand that our achievements should not be diminished. ~ Stacey Abrams.

We can not win by pretending to be something we are not. My mission is to demonstrate that if we bring everyone to the table, we can win. ~ Stacey Abrams.

No one has ever objected to having to prove who you are to vote; it’s been part of our nation’s history since the inception of voting. ~ Stacey Abrams.

The most significant successes come from letting your light shine, embracing failure, and getting good at being wrong. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I fundamentally agree with the critical nature of Israeli democracy, which embraces the core notion of free speech. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I come from a family that hunted. I know how to hunt, but I don’t do it. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Financial independence gives us the power to decide our futures and liberate our conception of what’s possible. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Profound Stacey Abrams Quotes

As a writer and former elected official, I believe in the power of words. ~ Stacey Abrams.


It’s nice to like somebody and have somebody like you. I wrote a lot of books about it. ~ Stacey Abrams.

There are racial and gender implications to how we think about what leadership looks like in the country. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I like to take information in and let it percolate. ~ Stacey Abrams.

The most economically vulnerable are struggling to survive, unable to afford groceries or medicines for their children, let alone cover utilities, car payments, and rent. ~ Stacey Abrams.

When we show up, act boldly, and practice the best ways to be wrong, we fail forward. No matter where we end up, we’ve grown from where we began. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Invention, discovery, and empires are built of chances taken with high degrees of failure. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Not everyone’s ambitions will be world domination or Carnegie Hall, but we should be driven beyond what we know and feel safe doing. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Thought-Provoking Stacey Abrams Quotes

We’re too often told that our mistakes are ours alone, but victory is a shared benefit. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Educating bold and ambitious children from cradle to career stands as a clear and foundational goal for Georgia. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Where I think historians can help preserve and actually restore democracy is to remind us of how we got it. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I think that I am a skilled communicator. I think I’m a very good thinker. No, I know I’m a good thinker. I know I have policy chops. I have foreign policy experience. ~ Stacey Abrams.

To make a good decision, you actually need to think about it, the contours and the consequences. ~ Stacey Abrams.

We live in a nation that spent centuries denying the right to vote to the poor, to women, and to people of color. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Progress is possible, but it is fragile, and across our country, the battles for our most basic civil rights rage on. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I’m not going to do class warfare; I want to be wealthy. ~ Stacey Abrams.

I will stand up on issues as they arise, making sure that the voices of Georgians are always being heard. ~ Stacey Abrams.


Do not allow setbacks to set you back. ~ Stacey Abrams.

Voting rights are the most basic tenet of our democracy and the bare minimum one should expect from the government. ~ Stacey Abrams.

So these were the 70 top Stacey Abrams quotes and sayings on voting and leadership.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Maria Montessori quotes and Mahmoud Darwish quotes.

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