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Anna Julia Cooper

American,  Educator
Total Quotes : 12
Race Purified Cannot

A race cannot be purified from without.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Within Unanswered Felt

I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Always Pretty Prey

Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Nothing Stands Agnosticism

Agnosticism has nothing to impart. Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Give Will Rule

If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler men and women than monarchies have done it must and will inevitably give place to something better.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Strength Folly Been

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Voice Needs Vindication

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man. Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Needs Voices Hum

One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Freedom Race Very

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Speculation Dilettante

Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Nothing Natural Wholly

Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy.

- Anna Julia Cooper

Possibilities Subjective

The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.

- Anna Julia Cooper