Jack Johnson (boxer) Quotes (1 quote)
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.”
The Witching Hour (1990)
“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
―Stephen Jay Gould
As quoted in New Scientist, March 8, 1979, p. 777
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJack Johnson (boxer)
Born: March 31, 1878
Bio: John Arthur Johnson, nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer. At the height of the Jim Crow era, Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. In a documentary about his life, Ken Burns notes, for more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth.
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“Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.”