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  • Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
    (George Washington Carver)

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

  • I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets . . .
    (George Washington Carver)

  • 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.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • More and more as we come closer and closer in touch with nature and its teachings are we able to see the Divine and are therefore fitted to interpret correctly the various languages spoken by all forms of nature about us.
    (George Washington Carver)


  • We get closer to God as we get more intimately and understandingly acquainted with the things He has created. I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one's self.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • He who puts ... a product upon the market as it demands, controls that market, regardless of color. It is simply a survival of the fittest.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • Nature is an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • 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.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • God gave them the discoveries to me how can I sell them to someone else.
    (George Washington Carver)

  • 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.'
    (George Washington Carver)

  • 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.
    (George Washington Carver)


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