Quotes by William H. Armstrong

"One day might be different from another, but there ain't much difference when they're put together."

"Do you believe that you really have a desire to learn, or would you, had you been left alone from birth, be totally primitive and beastlike in your thoughts and feelings?"

"If we do only what is required of us we are slaves, the moment we do more we are free. – CICERO"

"One day might be different from another, but there ain't much difference when they're put together.

September 14, 1911: Writer and teacher William Armstrong wrote celebrated children's books including the Newbery Medal-winning Sounder, about an African American sharecropper family with a loud and loyal hound, inspired by Odysseus' dog Argus. Armstrong was born in Virginia 102 years ago today."

"I have often heard it said that cowardice is the mother of cruelty, and I have found by experience that malicious and inhuman animosity and fierceness are usually accompanied by weakness. Wolves and filthy bears, and all the baser beasts, fall upon the dying."

Books by William H. Armstrong

  • Sounder
  • 28,571 ratings
  • December 30th 2019 by HarperCollins

    (first published October 8th 1969)

  • Study Is Hard Work
  • 151 ratings
  • February 1st 2005 by David R. Godine Publisher

    (first published 1956)

  • Sour Land
  • 81 ratings
  • May 18th 1976 by HarperCollins

    (first published April 1971)

  • Study Tips
  • 17 ratings
  • January 1st 1990 by Barron's Educational Series

    (first published 1981)

William H. Armstrong
  • William H. Armstrong

  • Date of birth: September 14, 1911
  • Died: April 11, 1999
  • Born: in The United States.

  • Description: For more information, please see http://www.answers.com/topic/william-...William H. Armstrong (September 14, 1911 near Lexington, Virginia - April 11, 1999 in Kent, Connecticut) was an American children's author and educator, best known for his 1969 Newbery Medal-winning novel, Sounder.