Mary McLeod Bethune

1875 - 1955

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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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on art

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Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.

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 character and worth

The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: A Centry of Progress of Negro Women, Chicago Women's Federation, June 30, 1935.

Contributed by: Zaady

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