Carter G. Woodson Quotes.
The mere imparting of information is not education. Above all things, the effort must result in making a man think and do for himself.
In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.
Truth must be dug up from the past and presented to the circle of scholastics in scientific form and then through stories and dramatizations that will permeate our educational system.
No man knows what he can do until he tries.
Our most widely known scholars have been trained in universities outside of the South.
If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
The strongest bank in the United States will last only so long as the people will have sufficient confidence in it to keep their money there.
I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.
In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.
The real servant of the people must live among them, think with them, feel for them, and die for them.
The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess.
We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation, but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.
For me, education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.
In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent.
I am a radical.
The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.
Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination.