Monday, March 31, 2008

4 quotes from Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."

"Character, not circumstances, makes the man."

"There is a class of colored 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."

"Character is power."


Anonymous said...

Wasn't Booker 'T' the brutha from all star wrestling back in the 90's?

My my, he sure has aged well.

Rock hard pecs T, you rock!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I could find a Brooker T action figure? I want to set it next to my All Star Beanie Baby Hall of Fame Collection.

kristin said...

umm... sorry can't help you... don't think toys'r'us carries those... although i believe Booker T certainly was a hero and probably should be an action hero. try ebay- they have everything.