Booker T. Washington Quotes.
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.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.
Decide to be your best. In the long run the world is going to want and have the best and that might as well be you.
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.
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Political activity alone cannot make a man free. Back of the ballot, he must have property, industry, skill, economy, intelligence, and character.
We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
The highest test of the civilization of any race is in its willingness to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Great men cultivate love…only little men cherish a spirit of hatred
Those who have accomplished the greatest results are those…who never grow excited or lose self-control, but are always calm, self-possessed, patient and polite.
Success waits patiently for anyone who has the determination and strength to seize it.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
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.
Lay hold of something that will help you, and then use it to help somebody else.
To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him.
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.
If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.
Holding a grudge does not hurt the person against whom the grudge is held, it hurts the one who holds it.
Success always leaves footprints.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.