Quotes by W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois

American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and writer

Alive from: 1868-1963

Category: Politics | History and sociology | Writers (Contemporary)

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    There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.
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    Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction.
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    Education is the development of power and ideal.
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    Education must not simply teach work - it must teach Life.
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    My autobiography is a digressive illustration and exemplification of what race has meant in the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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    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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    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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