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Booker T. Washington quotes

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.

Character is power.

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

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

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.

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.

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

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

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

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.

Character, not circumstances, makes the man.

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him.

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