"Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Carter G. Woodson on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Carter G. Woodson on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Carter G. Woodson on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Carter G. Woodson on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Carter G. Woodson on John Steinbeck
"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."