Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meandering across the board . . .

Today is the birthday of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963), civil rights activist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor.

"Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life." - W. E. B. Du Bois

"The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world's need of that work. With this, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get. Without this — with work which you despise, which bores you, and which the world does not need — this life is hell." - W. E. B. Du Bois

"Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor, — all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked — who is good? not that men are ignorant, — what is Truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men." - W. E. B. Du Bois

"When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings." - W. E. B. Du Bois

"To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires." - W. E. B. Du Bois

Du Bois stamp image source (1)

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