Best Collection of Mary McLeod Bethune Quotes

Mary McLeod Bethune, American Educator ( July 10, 1875 - May 18, 1955 )

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We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Change Good Courage

Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Soul Human Diamond

Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Faith Impossible Nothing

Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Life Faith Service

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Heart Girl Chance

Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Artist Seek Cease

I never stop to plan. I take things step by step.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Step Plan Never Stop

The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Character True Worth

The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.~Mary McLeod Bethune


World Me Learned

Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Time History Development

Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.~Mary McLeod Bethune


Knowledge Need Prime