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George Washington Carver Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by George Washington Carver.

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

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When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

 

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

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Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

When our thoughts - which bring actions -
are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white,
we are in a living hell.
That is as real as hell will ever be.
- George Washington Carver

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Life is ten percent what happens to you
and ninety percent how you respond to it.
- Lou Holtz

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten
percent a bad reputation.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent,
of perspiration, ninety nine.
- Thomas A. Edison

Olympics is global competition in which eighty,
ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate.
- George Pataki

Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn't sell much of anything.
- David Ogilvy

Ninety-nine per cent of opening bands stink.
- Gene Ween

Ninety percent I'll spend on good times,
women and Irish Whiskey.
The other ten percent I'll probably waste.
- Tug McGraw

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion.
It's just an idea.
Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
- Daniel Libeskind

Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive.
It doesn't do anything.
- William H. Macy

Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China.
- Jim Elliot

In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively
discussed because it is obscure;
in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because
it is excessively discussed.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Ninety percent of everything is crap.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
- Kevin Bacon

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred,
the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.
- Anna Jameson

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

Ninety percent of the people I grew up with didn't succeed.
- Eddie Perez

The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'.
Sixty years later the slogan became,
'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
- John McCarthy

Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that
a thing cannot be done is nothing,
but the unwillingness to do it.
- William Feather

I've been so fortunate because I never really had ups
and downs as far as my career.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I've been sold out all over the world.
- Tony Bennett

He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief
power of wealth is to supply wants.
In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
- William Wirt

Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame.
- Meg Greenfield

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent
of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past,
present, and future wars.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The ninety and nine are with dreams,
content but the hope of the world made new,
is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
- Yogi Berra

If you treat people right they will treat you right...
ninety percent of the time.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
- Antonia Fraser

After the United States entered the war,
I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in
a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer.
- James Tobin

I spent ninety percent of my money on wine,
women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.
- Ronnie Hawkins

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.
- Dianne Feinstein

Ninety percent of my game is mental.
It's my concentration that has gotten me this far.
- Chris Evert

There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to beat,
but only one way to win; get there first.
- Bill Shoemaker

I throw the ball ninety-two miles an hour,
but they hit it back just as hard.
- Joaquin Andujar

Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad.
I think that's actually why it's so much fun to shoot things.
Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying.
- Matthew Perry

Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German
Law were not members of the Party.
- Hans Frank

Ninety-five percent of my audience was white.
- Jimmy Smith

Ninety percent of the hands aren't shown in a poker game.
- Doyle Brunson

Management by objective works - if you know the objectives.
Ninety percent of the time you don't.
- Peter Drucker

Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice.
That's what makes the jukebox play.
- Willie Nelson

People don't like to feed live mice and rats to their snakes.
Now we have a regular meat food that they will eat.
Ninety percent of the snakes will eat this food and love it.
- Dick Van Patten

I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right,
and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it is the
smile that does the trick.
- Robert Powell

My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it.
People need somebody to watch over them.
Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need
to be told what to do and how to behave.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.
- Bobby Robson

Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people.
When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
- Natalie Portman

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are
fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thornton Wilder

You talk to the real cops and they say ninety percent of it is paperwork.
- Joe Mantegna

The Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules -
the first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time,
and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.
- Arthur Bloch

I made a photograph of a garden in Kyoto,
the Zen garden, which is a rectangle.
But a photograph taken from any one point will not show,
well it shows a rectangle, but not with ninety degree angles.
- David Hockney


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