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W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Education must not simply teach work-it must teach life.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Ignorance is a cure for nothing.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “To the real question, How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “The dark world is going to submit to its present treatment just as long as it must and not one moment longer.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “I insist that the object of all true education is not to make men carpenters, it is to make carpenters men.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “I am especially glad of the divine gift of laughter: it has made the world human and lovable, despite all its pain and wrong.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “There can be no perfect democracy curtailed by color, race, or poverty. But with all we accomplish all, even peace.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Herein lies the tragedy of the age: Not that men are poor, – all men know something of poverty. Not that men are wicked, – who is good? Not that men are ignorant, – what is truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “The cause of war is preparation for war.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “A man does not look behind the door unless he has stood there himself.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “The true college will ever have but one goal – not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not for fame.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “I believe that all men, black, brown, and white, are brothers.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “One thing alone I charge you. As you live, believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader and fuller life. The only possible death is to lose belief in this truth simply because the great end comes slowly, because time is long.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody’s slavery.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “We must complain. Yes, plain, blunt complaint, ceaseless agitation, unfailing exposure of dishonesty and wrong – this is the ancient, unerring way to liberty and we must follow it.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Begin with art, because art tries to take us outside ourselves. It is a matter of trying to create an atmosphere and context so conversation can flow back and forth and we can be influenced by each other.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Lord, make us mindful of the little things that grow and blossom in these days to make the world beautiful for us.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Men must not only know, they must act.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “How shall Integrity face Oppression?”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “In 1956, I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no ‘two evils’ exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “I believe that all men, black and brown, and white, are brothers, varying, through Time and Opportunity, in form and gift and feature, but differing in no essential particular, and alike in soul and in the possibility of infinite development.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Then it dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “We shall never secure emancipation from the tyranny of the white oppressor until we have achieved it in our own souls.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “For education among all kinds of men always has had, and always will have, an element of danger and revolution, of dissatisfaction and discontent.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “And the final product of our training must be neither a psychologist nor a brick mason, but a man. And to make men, we must have ideals, broad, pure, and inspiring ends of living, not sordid money-getting... The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not fame.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “There may often be excuse for doing things poorly in this world, but there is never any excuse for calling a poorly done thing, well done.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “We black men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “America is not another word for Opportunity to all her sons.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “It is the wind and the rain, O God, the cold and the storm that make this earth of yours to blossom and bear its fruit. So in our lives it is storm and stress and hurt and suffering that make real men and women bring the world’s work to its highest perfection.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.”
W. E. B. Du Bois Quote: “Why did God make me an outcast and a stranger in mine own house?”
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