"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Carter G. Woodson on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Carter G. Woodson on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Carter G. Woodson on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Carter G. Woodson on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Carter G. Woodson on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"The mere imparting of information is not education."