Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community... (wikipedia)
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Character is power.