Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) was an American educator, author, lecturer, and advisor to presidents. Born into slavery, he was freed at age nine. Young Booker understood the value of education; he worked his way through school, paying for his studies by working at various jobs. For a time, he was a coal miner.

At age 25, he became the leader of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, which is now Tuskegee University.

Washington said, “The happiest people are those who do the most for others.” So if you want to fell better about yourself, do something for somebody else. When you do, you’ll make two people happy!

When You Lend a Helping Hand, Everybody Wins

No man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Charles Dudley Warner

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Always try to do something for the other fellow, and you will be agreeably surprised by how things come your way—how many pleasing things are done for you.
Claude M. Bristol

There are two ways of exerting strength. One is pushing down; the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Ann Landers

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
Herman Melville

Real strength has to do with helping others.
Fred Rogers

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are we doing for others?”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Do to others what you want them to do to you.
Matthew 7:12 NCV