Quotes by William H. Armstrong

"One day might be different from another, but there ain't much difference when they're put together."
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"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?"
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"If we do only what is required of us we are slaves, the moment we do more we are free. – CICERO"
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"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."
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"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."
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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.

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