Mary McLeod Bethune

1875 - 1955

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.

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on courage, day, slavery, and tenacity

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on glory, history, sharing, and time

Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

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

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on faith, impossibility, life, and service

Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: Women of Faith and Spirit.

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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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