Saturday, February 09, 2008

George Washington Carver

I gave a speech on this amazing human of God last year during a Black History Month event but I can't find my speech anywhere so here are some links.

Modern Marvels documentary on GWC:



Dude was the MAN (of Allah)

Some excellent quotes from him, more here:

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

God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His.

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.

I didn't make these discoveries ... God has only worked through me to reveal to His children some of His wonderful providence.

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.

I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed at the moment I am inspired to create something new... Without God to draw aside the curtain I would be helpless.

If I know the answer you can have it for the price of a postage stamp. The Lord charges nothing for knowledge and I will charge you the same.
Inspiration is never at variance with information; in fact, the more information one has, the greater will be the inspiration.

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.

Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.

Look about you. Take hold of the things that are here. Let them talk to you. You learn to talk to them.

May God ever bless, keep, guide, and continue to prosper you in your uplifting work for humanity, be it great or small, is my daily prayer. And may those whom he has redeemed learn to walk with Him not only daily or hourly, but momently through the things he has created.

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 per day to permit me to speak to him through the three great Kingdoms of the world, which he has created, viz. — the Animal, Mineral, and Vegetable Kingdoms; their relations to each other, to us, our relations to them and 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.



here's someone else's speech on him:



another interesting synopsis



some of his inventions:



Another good quote page

A gov guide

A bio

List of Accomplishments (chronology) and other links

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