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George Washington Carver Quotes

Quotes From One of the Most Famous Black Inventors

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George Washington Carver was a humanitarian and one of the most famous black inventors. Learn about him through his quotes:

Life
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation -- veneer isn't worth anything.

God
I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed at the moment I am inspired to create something new... Without God to draw aside the curtain I would be helpless.

Invention
One reason I never patent my products is that if I did it would take so much time, I would get nothing else done. But mainly I don't want my discoveries to benefit specific favored persons.

Success
It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.

Nature
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting system, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

More Quotes
  • Look about you. Take hold of the things that are here. Let them talk to you. You learn to talk to them.

  • Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.

  • May God ever bless, keep, guide, and continue to prosper you in your uplifting work for humanity, be it great or small, is my daily prayer. And may those whom he has redeemed learn to walk with Him not only daily or hourly, but momently through the things he has created.

  • My Prayers seem to be more of an attitude than anything else. I indulge in very little lip service, but ask the Great Creator silently daily, and often many times per day to permit me to speak to him through the three great Kingdoms of the world, which he has created, viz.-- the Animal, Mineral, and Vegetable Kingdoms; their relations to each other, to us, our relations to them and the Great God who made all of us. I ask him daily and often momently to give me wisdom, understanding and bodily strength to do His will, hence I am asking and receiving all the time.

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