Authors - Booker T. Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of the large majority of blacks who lived in the South but had lost their ability to vote through disfranchisement by southern legislatures. - Wikipedia
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
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.
No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.
We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
I have learnt 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.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
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.