Booker T. Washington quote: “The education…



“The education that I received at Hampton out of the text-books was but a small part of what I learned there. One of the things that impressed itself upon me deeply, the second year, was the unselfishness of the teachers. It was hard for me to understand how any individuals could bring themselves to the point where they could be so happy working for others. Before the end of the year, I think I began learning that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. This lesson I have tried to carry with me ever since.”

– Booker T. Washington

Black-and-white portrait of Booker T. Washington sitting with his body slightly turned to the right. He is wearing a formal three-piece suit with a vest, white shirt, and bow tie. His expression is serious and contemplative, and he looks directly at the camera with clear eyes. The background is plain and dark, focusing all attention on his visage and attire.
Booker T. Washington

“Booker T. Washington quote: ‘The education…” sources:

Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1901 / Portrait taken circa 1905 – Johnston, Frances Benjamin, photographer. Booker T. Washington, half-length portrait, seated. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>. / Wikimedia Commons


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