Posts Tagged ‘1856’

James Strong was born this date, 8/14/1822 in New York.  The author of Strong’s Concordance was a successful businessman (built and was the president of the Flushing railroad – later merged with others).

Dr. Strong (D.D. from Wesleyan University, 1856) spent twenty-five years on the faculty of Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, NJ.  An earnest Bible student, he taught in other institutions of higher learning and in addition to compiling his Concordance – upon which he spent the better part of thirty-five years he co-authored the Cyclopedia of Biblical Theology and Ecclesiastical Literature. He died at Round Lake, New York, 8/7/1894.

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“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”


“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”


“I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”


“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”


“There was no period of my life that was devoted to play, from the time that I can remember anything, almost everyday of my life has been occupied in some kind of labor.”


“Ever since I have been old enough to think for myself, I have entertained the idea that, not withstanding the cruel wrongs inflicted upon us, the black man got nearly as much out of slavery as the white man did.”


Booker T Washington was born this date (4/5/1856) Hale’s Ford, VA. He authored Up From Slavery.  Washington died 11/14/1915 at Tuskegee, AL.

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