Booker T. Washington Quotes.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
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.
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Success always leaves footprints.
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.
To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him.
Success waits patiently for anyone who has the determination and strength to seize it.
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.
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.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
Character is power.
Think about it: we went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery pieces of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery with chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.