George Washington Carver Quotes
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George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor whose studies and teaching revolutionized agriculture in the Southern United States. The day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born before slavery was abolished in Missouri in January 1864.
Carver's important accomplishments also included improvement of racial relations, mentoring children, poetry, painting, and religion. He served as an example of the importance of hard work, a positive attitude, and a good education. His humility, humanitarianism, good nature, frugality, and rejection of economic materialism also have been admired widely.
George Washington Carver became a Christian when he was ten years old. When he was still a young boy, he was not expected to live past his twenty-first birthday due to conspicuously failing health. He lived well past the age of twenty-one, and his beliefs deepened as a result.
God and science were both areas of interest, not warring ideas in the mind of George Washington Carver. He testified on many occasions that his faith in Jesus was the only mechanism by which he could effectively pursue and perform the art of science.
Dr. Carver viewed faith in Jesus as a means to destroying both barriers of racial disharmony and social stratification.
| Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.|
| No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.|
| There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.|
| When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.|
Topics: Achievement, Humility
| Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.|
Topics: Beauty, Nature
| How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.|
Topics: Compassion, Life, Youth
| Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.|
Topics: Education, Freedom
| Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.|
Topics: Encouragement, Achievement
| Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.|
Topics: Fear, Hatred
| I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.|
Topics: God, Nature
| I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me.|
| Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.|