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The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale. ...
by Ellsworth Huntington

The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale.
- Ellsworth Huntington

We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one
of Nature's greatest healers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Year by year we are learning that in this restless,
strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.
- Ellsworth Huntington

A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made
in any part of the United States,
but in Turkey it takes as many days.
- Ellsworth Huntington

 

For the source of any characteristic so widespread
and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must
go back to the very beginning of the human race.
- Ellsworth Huntington

According to the now almost universally accepted theory,
all the races of mankind had a common origin.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Geologists are rapidly becoming convinced that the
mammals spread from their central Asian point of origin
largely because of great variations in climate.
- Ellsworth Huntington

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In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps
more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from
his past homes than by the physical features of his present home.
- Ellsworth Huntington

In America the most widespread type of forest is the
evergreen coniferous woodland of the north.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Curiously enough man's body and his mind appear to
differ in their climatic adaptations.
- Ellsworth Huntington

America forms the longest and straightest bone in the earth's skeleton.
- Ellsworth Huntington

History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's
migrations from one environment to another.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Except on their southern borders the great northern
forests are not good as a permanent home for man.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The evidence points to central Asia as man's original home,
for the general movement of human migrations has been
outward from that region and not inward.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Although mountains may guide migrations,
the plains are the regions where people dwell in greatest numbers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are
another proof of recent volcanic activity.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal.
- Ellsworth Huntington

From first to last the civilization of America has
been bound up with its physical environment.
- Ellsworth Huntington

America is the last great goal of these migrations.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The coast of British Columbia was one of the three
chief centers of aboriginal America.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Thus the races, though alike in their physical response to climate,
may possibly be different in their mental response
because they have approached America by different paths.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Man could not stay there forever.
He was bound to spread to new regions,
partly because of his innate migratory tendency and
partly because of Nature's stern urgency.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Surprising as it may seem, this study indicates that
similar conditions are best for all sorts of races.
- Ellsworth Huntington

It seems strange that almost no other traces of the
strong vikings are found in America.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains,
coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks,
and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man.
- Ellsworth Huntington

After washing there was no place to pour the water
except out of the window onto the heads of the people in the streets,
which is the proper place to throw everything that is not wanted.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that,
in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere,
the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more
nervous and active types of mind.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible
in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west,
the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects.
- Ellsworth Huntington

No part of the world can be truly understood without
a knowledge of its garment of vegetation,
for this determines not only the nature of the animal
inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Today, no less than in the past, the tetrahedral form
of the earth and the relation of the tetrahedron to
the poles and to the equator preserve the conditions
that favor rapid evolution.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America,
and under many other circumstances, man has passed
through the most adverse climates and has survived,
but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north
must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers,
a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur
company to maintain a practical monopoly.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I do not think white America is committed to granting
equality to the American Negro.
This is a passionately racist country;
it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.
- Susan Sontag

Washington, D.C.
in 1942 was not the easiest place in the world for a Negro to get along.
- Gordon Parks

We Negro writers, just by being black,
have been on the blacklist all our lives.
Censorship for us begins at the color line.
- Langston Hughes

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when
the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when
the negro woman is the accusing party.
- Ida B. Wells

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a
class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years,
and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

I am not the world's greatest Negro violinist.
I am the greatest violinist in the world!
- Will M. Cook

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals,
by the Government itself.
But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
- Malcolm X

The negro has suffered far more from the commission
of this crime against the women of his race by white
men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.
- Ida B. Wells

I have never seen any good resulting from educating the Negro.
- Henry Carter Stuart

Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same
trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
- Mahalia Jackson

Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted
in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro
of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it,
that the Devil would have a representation as well as God.
- Warren Jeffs

Yes, the audience is so important to Negro music,
especially the element of call and response.
- Archie Shepp

It was impossible to reason with a negro-that the only
way to keep him in his place was to keep him under fear.
- Henry Carter Stuart

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken
as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro
family structure over the past generation in the United States.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel,
I could make a billion dollars.
- Sam Phillips

The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do.
When you've got the respect of white and colored,
you can ease a lot of things.
- Nat King Cole

When our thoughts - which bring actions -
are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white,
we are in a living hell.
That is as real as hell will ever be.
- George Washington Carver

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent
will not pass until there is
an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart.
They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro
boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
- Mary McLeod Bethune

As you know from reading many of these Negro writers,
we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy
and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that.
- Stanley Crouch

Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would
they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers?
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage -
though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

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.
- Carter G. Woodson

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand
the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
- Dick Gregory

If the white man wants to hold on to it,
let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able,
should develop and carry out a program of his own.
- Carter G. Woodson

I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they
could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro
entertainers from the South.
- Nat King Cole

If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by
the hand that pushes him into the ghetto,
he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.
- Carter G. Woodson

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively
conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
- James A. Baldwin

An American, a Negro...
two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington shows the Negro not only at his best,
but also at his worst.
- James Weldon Johnson

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women,
but she can't take the same things for granted.
- Dorothy Height

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro,
his struggles and his aspirations, than,
The Souls of Black Folk.
- Ray Stannard Baker

In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and
poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort
in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live.
- Fanny Kemble

Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy.
There is a far more important one to you,
and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?
- Stephen Douglas

You've got to appreciate the things that come from
the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down.
- William Christopher Handy


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