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Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.

Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. ---->>>

Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody's slavery.

Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody's slavery.

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.

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.

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?

To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. ---->>>

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.

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.

A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: February 23, 1868
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Die: 08-27, 1963
Occupation: Writer
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William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois (pronounced doo-BOYZ; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community (wikipedia)