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1  It did not take them long to learn a different lesson.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XI.
2  Few were too young, and none too old, to make the attempt to learn.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
3  Despite this disappointment, however, I determined that I would learn something, anyway.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
4  They were all willing to learn the right thing as soon as it was shown them what was right.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VIII.
5  The great ambition of the older people was to try to learn to read the Bible before they died.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
6  But I determined to learn the business of waiting, and did so within a few weeks and was restored to my former position.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter IV.
7  Without regard to pay and with little thought of it, I taught any one who wanted to learn anything that I could teach him.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter IV.
8  From the time that I can remember having any thoughts about anything, I recall that I had an intense longing to learn to read.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
9  So far as I can learn, the term was first used to designate a part of the country which was distinguished by the colour of the soil.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VII.
10  The efforts of some of the men and women, who in many cases were over fifty years of age, to learn, were in some cases very pathetic.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter IV.
11  In all my efforts to learn to read my mother shared fully my ambition, and sympathized with me and aided me in every way that she could.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
12  My mother sympathized with me in my disappointment, and sought to comfort me in all the ways she could, and to help me find a way to learn.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
13  I felt that the conditions were a good deal like those of an old coloured man, during the days of slavery, who wanted to learn how to play on the guitar.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VI.
14  Severe competition and the great stress of life have led them to learn to do things more thoroughly and to exercise greater economy; but time, I think, will bring my race to the same point.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XVI.
15  The mine was divided into a large number of different "rooms" or departments, and, as I never was able to learn the location of all these "rooms," I many times found myself lost in the mine.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
16  By this time it had gotten to be pretty well advertised throughout the state that every student who came to Tuskegee, no matter what his financial ability might be, must learn some industry.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter X.
17  I soon began to learn that, first of all, she wanted everything kept clean about her, that she wanted things done promptly and systematically, and that at the bottom of everything she wanted absolute honesty and frankness.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter III.
18  The money which you would give would not only supply the building, but the erection of the building would give a large number of students an opportunity to learn the building trades, and the students would use the money paid to them to keep themselves in school.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XII.
19  When bills are on the eve of falling due, with not a dollar in hand with which to meet them, it is pretty difficult to learn not to worry, although I think I am learning more and more each year that all worry simply consumes, and to no purpose, just so much physical and mental strength that might otherwise be given to effective work.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XII.
20  I do not believe that the Negro should cease voting, for a man cannot learn the exercise of self-government by ceasing to vote, any more than a boy can learn to swim by keeping out of the water, but I do believe that in his voting he should more and more be influenced by those of intelligence and character who are his next-door neighbours.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XIV.