Authors - Booker T. Washington

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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

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Quote 714by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
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    Quote 2079by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

    One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
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      Quote 2190by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

      Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
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        Quote 2244by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

        I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
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          Quote 2473by Anonymous on 30/01/2011

          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.
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            Quote 2614by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

            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.
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              Quote 2914by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

              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.
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                Quote 3097by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
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                  Quote 3131by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                  There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
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                    Quote 4264by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                    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.
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                      Quote 7018by Anonymous on 16/10/2011

                      No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
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                        Quote 7659by Anonymous on 11/01/2012

                        Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
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                          Quote 8660by Anonymous on 22/05/2012

                          There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
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                            Quote 8705by Anonymous on 23/05/2012

                            Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
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                              Quote 10196by Anonymous on 18/09/2012

                              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.
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