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

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Booker T. Washington Quotes About Making Progress in life

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

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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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    C.E. McCormick

    September 10, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I felt as if I were reading the Book of Proverbs! So much thought provoking wisdom in very brief sentences or paragraphs. After reading these, I want to know much more about Booker T.

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