"Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Carter G. Woodson on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Carter G. Woodson on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Carter G. Woodson on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Carter G. Woodson on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Carter G. Woodson on Abraham Lincoln
"The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people."
"In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them."
"As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching."
"This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible."
"The mere imparting of information is not education."