Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.

— Carl Rowan

The most practical Carl Rowan quotes that are little-known but priceless

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.


It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.


We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the ;status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.


My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.

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