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W. E. B. Du Bois – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by W. E. B. Du Bois

 

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.

– W. E. B. Du Bois


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.

– W. E. B. Du Bois


Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.

– W. E. B. Du Bois


The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?

– W. E. B. Du Bois


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.

– W. E. B. Du Bois


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.

– W. E. B. Du Bois