Booker T Washington Quotes

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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.

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Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

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You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.

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Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

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Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.

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Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

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If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

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Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.

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I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.

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No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.

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Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.

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There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

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No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

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The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race.

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There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

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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 had to overcome while trying to succeed.

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Character is power.

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If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.

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No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.

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One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.

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Character, not circumstances, makes the man.

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To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him.

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We must reinforce argument with results.

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At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.

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We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.

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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 had to overcome while trying to succeed.

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There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

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Most leaders spend time trying to get others to think highly of them, when instead they should try to get their people to think more highly of themselves. It’s wonderful when the people believe in their leader. It’s more wonderful when the leader believes in their people! You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.

booker t washington quotes

 

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

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Success waits patiently for anyone who has the determination and strength to seize it.

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The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.

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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.

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If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

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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 quotes

 

Success is not measured by where you are in life, but the obstacles you’ve over come

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We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.

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I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.

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An inch of progress is worth a yard of complaint.

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Political activity alone cannot make a man free. Back of the ballot, he must have property, industry, skill, economy, intelligence, and character.

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Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.

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The highest test of the civilization of any race is in its willingness to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.

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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.

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Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

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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 quotes

 

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

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Every person who has grown to any degree of usefulness, every person who has grown to distinction, almost without exception has been a person who has risen by overcoming obstacles, by removing difficulties, by resolving that when he met discouragement he would not give up.

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Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

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Never get to the point where you will be ashamed to ask anybody for information. The ignorant man will always be ignorant if he fears that by asking another for information he will display ignorance. Better once display your ignorance of a certain subject than always know nothing of it.

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Start where you are with what you have, knowing that what you have is plenty enough.

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I never liked the atmosphere of Washington . I early saw that it was impossible to build up a race of which the leaders were spending most of their time, thought and energy in trying to get into office, or in trying to stay there after they were in.

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