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.
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
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.
Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
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.
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.