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Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune
(1875 - 1955)
American educator and civil rights leader.
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I have had more than half a century of such happiness. A great deal of worry and sorrow, too, but never a worry or a sorrow that was not offset by a purple iris, a lark, a bluebird, or a dewy morning glory.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Happiness Quotes
Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Happiness Quotes
Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Happiness Quotes
I plunged into the job of creating something from nothing. ... Though I hadn't a penny left, I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a living God, faith in myself, and a desire to serve.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Faith and Unity Quotes
Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Faith and Unity Quotes
Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Self-Knowledge Quotes
From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Positive Quotes
There is a place in God's sun for the youth "farthest down" who has the vision, the determination, and the courage to reach it.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Goals Quotes
If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Courage Quotes
I never stop to plan. I take things step-by-step.
- Mary McLeod Bethune | Time Quotes


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