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Top 50 George Washington Carver quotes that inspire you.

You are about to see the top 50 George Washington Carver quotes that will inspire you to rise above the paralyzing conditions of circumstance.

George Washington Carver quotes

Who is George Washington Carver?

George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who is best known for the many uses he devised for the peanut.

His work helped poor farmers vary their crops and improve their quality of life.

Carver was born sometime in the early-mid 1860s into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, during the Civil War years. Like most children of slaves, the exact date of his birth is uncertain and was not known to Carver.


Besides his work to improve the lives of farmers, Carver was also a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute and a leader in promoting environmentalism.

George Washington Carver died on January 5, 1943, after falling down the stairs at his home. He left behind an enduring legacy as an icon of African-American achievement.

Although he was born into slavery, Carver rose to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time.

Top 50 inspiring George Washington Carver quotes .

Below is our collection of top 50 wise and inspirational George Washington Carver quotes, collected from a variety of trusted sources over the years.

  1. Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
  2. When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
  3. Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
  4. Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
  5. I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
  6. Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
  7. Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
  8. If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
  9. There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.
  10. Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
  11. We have become 99 percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts.
  12. Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.
  13. From a child, I had an inordinate desire for knowledge and especially music, painting, flowers, and the sciences, Algebra being one of my favorite studies.
  14. Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum which God seeks to fill… With one hand in the hand of a fellow man in need and the other in the hand of Christ, He could get across the vacuum.
  15. I would never allow anyone to give me money, no difference how badly I needed it. I wanted literally to earn my living.
  16. Years ago I went into my laboratory and said, ‘Dear Mr. Creator, please tell me what the universe was made for?’ The Great Creator answered, ‘You want to know too much for that little mind of yours. Ask for something more your size, little man.’
  17. God cannot use you as He wishes until you come into the fullness of His Glory. Do not get alarmed, my friend, when doubts creep in. That is old Satan. Pray, pray, pray.
  18. Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
  19. No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way are revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain, I would be helpless. Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets.
  20. I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast.
  21. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life – but there was no one to tell me.
  22. Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. 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.
  23. It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
  24. 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.
  25. No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.
  26. When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
  27. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
  28. “Do what you can, with what you have and do it now!”
  29. “I believe that the great Creator has put ores and oil on this Earth to give us a breathing spell … as we exhaust them, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which are God’s true storehouse. We can learn to synthesize materials for every human need from things that grow.”
  30. “When I touch that flower, I am not merely touching that flower. I am touching infinity. That little flower existed long before there were human beings on this earth. It will continue to exist for thousands, yes, millions of years to come.”
  31. “A life that stood out as a gospel of self-forgetting service. He could have added fortune to fame but caring for neither he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world. The centre of his world was the south where he was born in slavery some 79 years ago and where he did his work as a creative scientist.”
  32. “Let us rejoice at the many unexplored fields in which there is unlimited fame and fortune to the successful explorer.
  33. “All flowers talk to me and so do hundreds of little living things in the woods. I learn what I know by watching and loving everything.”
  34. “My prayers seem to be more of an attitude than anything else. I indulge in very little lip service, but ask the Great Creator silently, daily, and often many times a day, to permit me to speak to Him through the three great Kingdoms of the world which He has created – the animal, mineral, and vegetable Kingdoms – to understand their relations to each other, and our relations to them and to the Great God who made all of us. I ask Him daily and often momently to give me wisdom, understanding, and bodily strength to do His will; hence I am asking and receiving all the time.”
  35. “All my life I have risen regularly at four o’clock and have gone into the woods and talked to God. There He gives me my orders for the day.”
  36. “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.’ And he told me.”
  37. “I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for ones self.”
  38. “Education, in the broadest of truest sense, will make an individual seek to help all people, regardless of race, regardless of color, regardless of condition.”
  39. “Look about you. Take hold of the things that are here. Let them talk to you. You learn to talk to them.”
  40. “One of the things that has helped me as much as any other is not how long I am going to live, but how much I can do while living.”
  41. “Never a day passes but that I do myself the honor to commune with some of nature’s varied forms.”
  42. “Young people, I want to beg of you always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. By so doing you will learn many valuable things every day of your life.”
  43. “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.”
  44. “There is literally nothing that I ever asked to do, that I asked the blessed Creator to help me to do, that I have not been able to accomplish.”
  45. “The rapid growth of industry, the ever increasing population and the imperative need for more varied, wholesome and nourishing foodstuff makes it all the more necessary to exhaust every means at our command to fill the empty dinner pail, enrich our soils, bring greater wealth and influence to our beautiful South land, which is synonymous to a healthy, happy and contented people.”
  46. “I went to the trash pile at Tuskegee Institute and started my laboratory with bottles, old fruit jars and any other thing I found I could use. … [The early efforts were] worked out almost wholly on top of my flat topped writing desk and with teacups, glasses, bottles and reagents I made myself.”
  47. “Nature is the greatest teacher and I learn from her best when others are asleep. In the still dark hours before sunrise God tells me of the plans I am to fulfill.”
  48. “Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew, the key to their dreams lies within.”
  49. “You can’t teach people anything. You can only draw out.”
  50. “Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”

Source: cbgist.com

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