Booker T. Washington

1856 - 1915

A Quote by Booker T. Washington

Let down your bucket where you are.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on dignity, learning, poetry, and writing

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 (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on people

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

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on learning, life, obstacles, success, and trying

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 overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on character and power

Character is power.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on life and reward

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 (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on excellence

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

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on death, experience, happiness, life, needs, opportunity, world, and worth

The longer I live and the more experience I have of the world, the more I am convinced that, after all, the one thing that is most worth living for - and dying for, if need be - is the opportunity of making someone else more happy and more useful.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on strength

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

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on individuality, responsibility, and trust

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

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

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