No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, Atlanta Exposition, Sep. 18, 1895
We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, The Story of My Life and Work
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles one has overcome while trying to succeed.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, Up From Slavery