My Top 10 Favorite Quotes From Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was an author, civil rights leader, academic, public speaker, and presidential advisor who had started life as a slave. He rose from the lowest possible indignity you could force onto a person to become one of the greatest icons of education in American history. Throughout his life, he inspired so many others to pursue the American dream. Here are My Top 10 Favorite Quotes From Booker T. Washington:

Men may make laws to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men cannot make laws that will bind or retard the growth of manhood. – December 1895

Character, not circumstances, makes the man. – September 1896

The world cares very little what you or I know, but it does care a great deal about what you or I do. – July 1903

Progress, progress is the law of nature; under God it shall be our eternal guiding star. – December 1895

In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists. – February 1909

Providence so often uses men and institutions to accomplish a purpose. – “Up From Slavery” 1901

In all things social as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. – April 1904

You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him. – “The Great Quotations” published 1976

Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color. One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. – February 1909

There is no power on earth, that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple and useful life. – “The Virtue of Simplicity” 1902

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