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Booker T. Washington Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Booker T. Washington.

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

Related topics: Motivational

Character is power.
- Booker T. Washington

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
- Booker T. Washington

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

 

To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him.
- Booker T. Washington

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

I let no man drag me down so low as to make me hate him.
- Booker T. Washington

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Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

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

If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams.
- Booker T. Washington

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
- Booker T. Washington

Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
- Booker T. Washington

We must reinforce argument with results.
- Booker T. Washington

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
- Booker T. Washington

The individual who can do something that the world wants done will,
in the end, make his way regardless of his race.
- 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.
- Booker T. Washington

There are two ways of exerting one's strength:
one is pushing down,
the other is pulling up.
- Booker T. Washington

No greater injury can be done to any youth than to
let him feel that because he belongs to this or that
race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
- Booker T. Washington

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.
- Booker T. Washington

Dignify and glorify common labor.
It is at the bottom of life that we must begin,
not at the top.
- Booker T. Washington

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small
things rather than to the large things;
to the every day things nearest to us rather than to
the things that are remote and uncommon.
- Booker T. Washington

Associate yourself with people of good quality,
for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
- Booker T. Washington

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.
- Booker T. Washington

At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics,
even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our
race economic independence.
- Booker T. Washington

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him,
and to let him know that you trust him.
- 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

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

We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law,
but we do want them for our brothers.
- Booker T. Washington

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

If there is a will, there is a way.
- Anonymous

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
- Tony Robbins

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

The boldness of endurance is
the underline to almost every success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only roadblock to success is limited thinking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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