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Booker T. Washington

Read through the most famous quotes from 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 overcome while trying to succeed.

— Booker T. Washington


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

— Booker T. Washington

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

— Booker T. Washington

#compassion #happiness #helping-others #service #slavery

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

— Booker T. Washington

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Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than to be in bad company

— Booker T. Washington


We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.

— Booker T. Washington

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Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

— Booker T. Washington

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The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women.

— Booker T. Washington

#great-people #education

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

— Booker T. Washington

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Success always leaves footprints.

— Booker T. Washington


About Booker T. Washington

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He gained access to top national leaders in politics philanthropy and education. Fannie died in May 1884. Washington revealed that Rogers had been quietly funding operations of 65 small country schools for African Americans and had given substantial sums of money to support Tuskegee and Hampton institutes.

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5 1856 – November 14 1915) was an African-American educator author orator and advisor to Republican presidents. Historians note that Washington "advised networked cut deals made threats pressured puniBooker T. Washingtond enemies rewarded friends greased palms manipulated the media signed autographs read minds with the skill of a master psychologist strategized raised money always knew where the camera was pointing traveled with an entourage waved the flag with patriotic speeches and claimed to have no interest in partisan politics.

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