More From W. E. B. Du Bois
- "A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills."
- "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."
- "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."
More In Strength
- "African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence."― Wangari Maathai
- "America is moving forward and gaining strength. We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough, resilient and resourceful nation."― Bill Frist
- "Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength."― Billy Graham