Quotations by W. E. B. Du Bois

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Born: Sunday, February 23, 1868
Died: Tuesday, August 27, 1963 (95 years old)
Profession: Writer
Nationality: American


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

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
(Keywords: Work, Civil rights, Complaint, Credit)

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
(Keywords: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Will)

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
(Keywords: Women, Doubt, Fire, Race)

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
(Keywords: Education, Men, School, Training)

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
(Keywords: Earth, Land)

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
(Keywords: Soul, Contempt, Eyes, Pity, Self, Sense, World)

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
(Keywords: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Keywords: Liberty, Repression)

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

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
- 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
(Keywords: Land, Man, Poor, Race)

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

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
(Keywords: Books, Fact, Numbers, Reading, Will, Words)







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