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.
Contributed by: Zaady
Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living.
Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995
Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.
Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.
Source: My Last Will and Testament, in Ebony, Aug 1955.
From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could.
Source: Words of Women Quotations for Success, by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.
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