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W. E. B. Du Bois Quotes and Sayings

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A little less complaint and whining,
and a little more dogged work and manly striving,
would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no
longer be reading numbers,
any more than you read words when reading books You
will be reading meanings.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in
a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

 

If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes
that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not
often let their presence be known.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Education is that whole system of human training within
and without the school house walls,
which molds and develops men.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery?
- W. E. B. Du Bois

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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

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Believe in life!
Always human beings will live and progress to greater,
broader, and fuller life.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

But what of black women?...
I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could
have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

One ever feels his twoness - 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

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness,
this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others,
of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that
looks on in amused contempt and pity.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
- Epictetus

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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