George Washington Carver

1864 - 1943

A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on god, knowledge, mystery, and universe

When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'that knowledge is for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well, George, that's more nearly your size.'

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on birds, colors, and life

I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: Words to Make My Dream Children Live, by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on creativity and mind

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on love, people, and secrets

Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on divinity and nature

More and more as we come closer and closer in touch with nature and its teachings are we able to see the Divine and are therefore fitted to interpret correctly the various languages spoken by all forms of nature about us.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: How to Search for Truth, 1930.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on work

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My work is that of keeping every operation down (in size) so that the farmer and the man farthest down can get hold of it.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: Correspondence, 1940.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on god and nature

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Nature is an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on death and progress

The beating on the tail of the snake may stop his progress a little, but the more vital parts must be struck before his poisonous death-dealing venom will be wiped out.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: Correspondence, 1929.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on life and world

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When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the world.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on change, names, people, and world

Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

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