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Booker T. Washington Quotes

Booker T. Washington Quote: “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than to be in bad company.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “I let no man drag me down so low as to make me hate him.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Success always leaves footprints.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Success is not measured by where you are in life, but the obstacles you’ve over come.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “The highest test of the civilization of any race is in its willingness to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Character, not circumstances, makes the man.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Start where you are with what you have, knowing that what you have is plenty enough.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color. One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “It often requires more courage to suffer in silence than to rebel, more courage not to strike back than to retaliate, more courage to be silent than to speak.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “No one can degrade us except ourselves.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “The circumstances that surround a man’s life are not important. How that man responds to those circumstances IS IMPORTANT. His response is the ultimate determining factor between success and failure.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Holding a grudge does not hurt the person against whom the grudge is held, it hurts the one who holds it.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Character is power.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “You may fill your heads with knowledge or skillfully train your hands, but unless it is based upon high, upright character, upon a true heart, it will amount to nothing. You will be no better than the most ignorant.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Success waits patiently for anyone who has the determination and strength to seize it.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “I think I have learned that the best way to lift one’s self up is to help someone else.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “The thing to do when one feels sure that he has said or done the right thing and is condemned, is to stand still and keep quiet. If he is right, time will show it.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “I believe that any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high-water mark of pure and useful living.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “I shall never permit myself to stoop so low as to hate any man.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “We shall prosper as we learn to do the common things of life in an uncommon way. Let down your buckets where you are.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “We must not only become reliable, progressive, skillful and intelligent, but we must keep the idea constantly before our youths that all forms of labor, whether with the hand or head, are honorable.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “You go to school, you study about the Germans and the French, but not about your own race. I hope the time will come when you study black history too.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “An inch of progress is worth a yard of complaint.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “There is no escape – man drags man down, or man lifts man up.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Great men cultivate love and only little men cherish a spirit of hatred; assistance given to the weak makes the one who gives it strong; oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Remember that everyone’s life is measured by the power that individual has to make the world better-this is all life is.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “Political activity alone cannot make a man free. Back of the ballot, he must have property, industry, skill, economy, intelligence, and character.”
Booker T. Washington Quote: “If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.”
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