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 W. E. B. Du Bois - “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “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.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”
 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 - “Histories of the world omitted China if a Chinaman invented compass or movable type or gunpowder we promptly forgot it and named their European inventors. In short, we regarded China as a sort of different and quite inconsequential planet.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “We black men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “The music of an unhappy people, of the children of disappointment they tell of death and suffering and unvoiced longing toward a truer world, of misty wanderings and hidden ways.”
 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 - “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 - “If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “The shadow of a mighty Negro past flits through the tale of Ethiopia and of the Egypt the Sphinx. Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “When in this world a man comes forward with a thought, a deed, a vision, we ask not how does he look, but what is his message. . . The world still wants to ask that a woman primarily be pretty . . . .”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “I believe in pride of race and lineage and self in pride of self so deep as to scorn injustice to other selves.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the worlds 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 - “Liberty trains for liberty. Responsibility is the first step in responsibility.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at ones self through the eyes of others.... One feels his two-ness 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 - “The dark world is going to submit to its present treatment just as long as it must and not one moment longer.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “Believe in life Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins.”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “When in this world a man comes forward with a thought, a deed, a vision, we ask not how does he look, but what is his message... The world still wants to ask that a woman primarily be pretty....”
 W. E. B. Du Bois - “I believe in pride of race and lineage and self in pride of self so deep as to scorn injustice to other selves.”

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