24 Greatest George Washington Carver Quotes

24 Greatest George Washington Carver Quotes

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George Washington Carver was a botanist and inventor from Diamond, Missouri. He was born into slavery and after he was liberated began research of alternative crops. He is most famous for all over his ways to use peanuts. Some of these ways include dyes, plastics, and other household and farm uses. He died on January 5, 1943 at the age of 79.

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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. ”

“If you love it enough, anything will talk to you.”

“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.”

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

“Look about you. Take hold of the things that are here. Let them talk to you. You learn to talk to them.”

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind.”

“Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up
their secrets also – if you love them enough.”

“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”

“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.”

“Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. ”

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”

“Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”

“Start where you are, with what you have. Make something of it and never be satisfied.”

“There is no short cut to achievement.”

“When I was young, I said to God, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But God answered, ‘That knowledge is for me alone.’ So I said, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then
God said, ‘Well George, that’s more nearly your size.’ And he told me.”

“When our thoughts—which bring actions—are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be.”

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”