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Inspirational Booker T. Washington Quotes About Success, Life and Education

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1.) Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington

 

2.) 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. – Booker T. Washington

 

3.) I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him – Booker T. Washington

 

4.) If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. – Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington Quotes 15.) Character is power. – Booker T. Washington

 

6.) Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. – Booker T. Washington

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7.) One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. – Booker T. Washington

 

8.) Character, not circumstances, makes the man. – Booker T. Washington

 

9.) 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. – Booker T. Washington

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10.) Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. – Booker T. Washington

 

11.) You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him. – Booker T. Washington

 

12.) Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than to be in bad company. – Booker T. Washington

 

13.) We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness. – Booker T. Washington

 

14.) 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

 

15.) There are two ways of exerting one’s strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. – Booker T. Washington

 

16.) 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

 

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17.) 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

 

18.) Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. – Booker T. Washington

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19.) Men may make laws to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men cannot make laws that will bind or retard the growth of manhood. – Booker T. Washington

 

20.) The world cares very little what you or I know, but it does care a great deal about what you or I do. – Booker T. Washington

 

21.) 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. – Booker T. Washington

 

22.) In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists. – Booker T. Washington

 

23.) There is no escape — man drags man down, or man lifts man up. – Booker T. Washington

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24.) I pity from the bottom of my heart any nation or body of people that is so unfortunate as to get entangled in the net of slavery. – Booker T. Washington

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25.) Providence so often uses men and institutions to accomplish a purpose. – Booker T. Washington

 

26.) I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred. I learned that assistance given to the weak makes the one who gives it strong; and that oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak. – Booker T. Washington

 

27.) 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

 

28.) We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary – Booker T. Washington

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29.) We must reinforce argument with results. – Booker T. Washington

 

30.) The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race. – Booker T. Washington

 

31.) Too often the educational value of doing well what is done, however little, is overlooked. One thing well done prepares the mind to do the next thing better. Not how much, but how well, should be the motto. One problem thoroughly understood is of more value than a score poorly mastered. – Booker T. Washington

 

32.) 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. – Booker T. Washington

 

33.) Cast down your bucket where you are. – Booker T. Washington

 

34.) He who lives outside the law is a slave. The free man is the man who lives within the law, whether that law be the physical or the divine – Booker T. Washington

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35.) Great men cultivate love… Only little men cherish a spirit of hatred. – Booker T. Washington

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36.) 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

 

37.) There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. – Booker T. Washington

 

38.) A life is not worth much of which it cannot be said, when it comes to its close, that it was helpful to humanity. – Booker T. Washington

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39.) We should not permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities. – Booker T. Washington

 

40.) Opportunities never come a second time, nor do they wait for our leisure. – Booker T. Washington

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41.) A whining crying race may be pitied but seldom respected. – Booker T. Washington

 

42.) To be one with God is to be like God. Our real religious striving then, should be to become one with God; sharing with Him in our poor humble way His qualities and attributes. – Booker T. Washington

 

43.) The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least. – Booker T. Washington

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44.) 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

 

45.) It is important and right that all privileges of the law be ours, but it is vastly more important that we be prepared for the exercise of those privileges. – Booker T. Washington

 

46.) 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. – Booker T. Washington

47.) In my contact with people, I find that, as a rule, it is only the little, narrow people who live for themselves, who never read good books, who do not travel, who never open up their souls in a way to permit them to come into contact with other souls – with the great outside world. – Booker T. Washington

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