"They still have some money, and they have needs to supply. They must begin immediately to pool their earnings and organize industries to participate in supplying social and economic demands."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Carter G. Woodson on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Carter G. Woodson on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Carter G. Woodson on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Carter G. Woodson on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Carter G. Woodson on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."
"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."