Booker T. Washington Quotes

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I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

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If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
— Booker T. Washington

charity

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
— Booker T. Washington
An ounce of application is worth a ton of abstraction.
You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
— Booker T. Washington

enemies

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

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I shall never permit myself to stoop so low as to hate any man.
— Booker T. Washington

hate

There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
— Booker T. Washington

work labor

I permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
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I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
— Booker T. Washington

hate anger

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
— Booker T. Washington

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The world cares very little about what a man knows; it is what a man is able to do that counts.
— Booker T. Washington
No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling the field as in writing the poem.
— Booker T. Washington
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

race dignity

I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.

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Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him.
— Booker T. Washington

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The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
— Booker T. Washington
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.

responsibility

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
— Booker T. Washington

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Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.
— Booker T. Washington
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
— Booker T. Washington
I have observed that those who have accomplished the greatest results are those...who never grow excited or lose self-control, but are always calm, self-possessed, patient, and polite.

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