"I have learned that success is to be measured
not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by
the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915) Author
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Reader comments about this quote:
That's a great thought.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Good thought in that relativity is indeed a major factor, but so is an absolute measure, thus a better measure would/should combine factors of both not just one or the other.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
    A fine quote from a great man.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    Success is measure by your kindness to all creatures. Without kindness and compassion towards all creatures there is no success in your life - just hope you have another go-round. Have a wonderful and kind new year, Robert
     -- RBESRQ     
    I communicated with a black man for 24 years but never met him. In 2008 I told him that I was giving him something that I would never give to a white man as I am. I wonder what he thought? I sent him a half-dollar silver coin with the likeness of Booker T. Washington. Very likely, most reading this never knew such coins existed, It was minted in 1946. There was another minted in 1953 with both Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver the scientist who found hundreds of uses for peanuts.
     -- Dave Wilber, St. Louis     
    Life is a series of obstacles. Retire and die.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- A.WOODS, Gloucester      
     -- Al, DC      
    Most (99%) Canadians see no colour. We only see people.
     -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
    L Hanson, you spout nonsense, but to your credit, you kept it brief.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    L Hanson, Will you tell this to Al Sharpton please.
     -- cal, Lewisville, tx     
    It is not the destination but the journey that seasons understanding, reason , compassion. temperance. It is not about color. It is an old proverb. But there is a prize at the end of the race.
     -- Ron w13, Yachats Or     
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