Mary McLeod Bethune

1875 - 1955

A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on desires, faith, god, jobs, life, and money

I plunged into the job of creating something from nothing . . . Though I hadn't a penny left, I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a living God, faith in myself, and a desire to serve.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: Faith That Moved a Dump Heap, In Who, the Magazine about People, Jun 1941.

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on people and pride

If our people are to fight their way out of bondage we must arm them with the sword and the shield and the buckler of pride.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: The Last Word — A Treasury of Women's Quotes, by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on god, life, women, and worth

Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

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

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on investment and soul

Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: The Last Word — A Treasury of Women's Quotes, by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on knowledge and needs

Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: My Last Will and Testament, in Ebony, Aug 1955.

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on learning

From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: Words of Women Quotations for Success, by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.

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