Best Quotes by Booker T. Washington (Top 10)

  1. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
  2. There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
  3. I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
  4. Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
  5. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
  6. There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
  7. The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.
  8. We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.
  9. I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
  10. You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

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