Mary McLeod Bethune

1875 - 1955

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.

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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.

Contributed by: Zaady

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