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American Scholar, Sociologist and Civil-Rights Leader,1868-1963
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The shadow of a mighty Negro past flits through the tale of Ethiopia and of the Egypt the Sphinx. Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line -- the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. It was a phase of this problem that caused the Civil War.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“But what of black women? . . . I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“One ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.”

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