George Washington Carver Quotes


George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an American botanist and inventor. He was known for his work in crop rotation to prevent soil erosion. He is, perhaps, forever linked to the peanut. He famously published a bulletin with 105 peanut recipes to encourage poor farmers to grow the crop for its diversity of use.

He taught at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) for 47 years. In 1941, Time Magazine featured him on the cover, calling him Black Leonardo -a reference to his qualities as a kind of Renaissance man.

Here are some of the best known quotes from George Washington Carver. May they inspire you!

  1. Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

  2. When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

  3. Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

  4. 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.

  5. There is no shortcut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn’t worth anything.

  6. Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

  7. If you love it enough, anything will talk to you.

  8. 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.