Quotes by Booker T Washington
- Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
- At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
- Character is power.
- Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust 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.
- If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams.
- Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
- 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.
- 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.
- There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
- There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
- We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.