15 Elijah McCoy Quotes And Sayings To Inspire You

Looking for famous quotes by the profilic inventor Elijah Mccoy? We have rounded up the best collection of Elijah Mccoy quotes and sayings, (with images and pictures) to inspire you.

Elijah J. McCoy was a Canadian-American engineer of African-American descent who invented lubrication systems for steam engines.

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Elijah McCoy was the inventor of the lubricating oil cup that allowed railroad steam engines to be lubricated without stopping the train, saving time and money.

These inpsiring words of wisdom by Elijah J. Mccoy about freedom, education, and black people are very insightful.

Top 10 Elijah Mccoy Quotes

  1. “I am too wise to woo peaceably.” – Elijah Mccoy

  2. “Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.” – Elijah Mccoy                                                     

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    elijah mccoy quotes images

  3. “Religion is the attempt to be in harmony with an unseen order of things.” – Elijah Mccoy                                                                                                                                                                 

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    elijah mccoy quotes

  4. “The whole purpose of education is to turn green buds into beautiful flowers.” – Elijah Mccoy                                                                                                                                                                               

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    elijah mccoy famous quotes

  5. “We still have a long way to go before reaching the promised land of freedom.” – Elijah Mccoy

  6. “I dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation that doesn’t judge them by their skin color.” – Elijah Mccoy                                                                                                               

    Elijah Mccoy Quotes and Sayings
    Elijah Mccoy Quotes and Sayings

  7. “The distance between the white and black communities can only be reduced with the help of proper education.” – Elijah Mccoy

  8. “We have established the enormous medical entity ever conceived, and people are sicker than ever. We cure nothing! We heal nothing!” – Elijah Mccoy

  9. “I wanted to look at a part of a culture, specifically black culture, in a way that was not focused on comparing it or viewing it through white culture.” – Elijah Mccoy

  10. “Our belief is that we can keep growing our business by collaborating with companies and educating them about equipment and filmmaking options.” – Elijah Mccoy

Famous Elijah Mccoy Quotes

  1. “I am everybody, and every time, I always call myself by your name.” – Elijah Mccoy

  2. “I take it that didn’t go well. About walking into a bear cave covered in honey.” – Elijah Mccoy

  3. “I told Ruth Rendell, ‘When you’ve written as many as books as you have, it’s easier to write even or’. She said, ‘No, dear, it gets harder’.” – Elijah Mccoy

  4. “I’d rather we were rebuilding Philadelphia, as opposed to Kabul… There are American cities with serious infrastructure problems, and we’re not addressing them.” – Elijah Mccoy

  5. “I got invited to what’s called the gifting suite in Toronto. I had the day off, so I’m going to see what’s what. You come out laden with wonderful stuff. If you go to the Oscars, you get given things like Ipads. Not that I’m in it for the swag.” – Elijah Mccoy


During his lifetime, McCoy patented more than 50 inventions, none more famous than his automatic oil cup, which eventually became standard equipment on most locomotives and heavy machinery.

Elijah McCoy Cause of Death

McCoy died in 1929 in Michigan.

Elijah McCoy died in the Eloise Infirmary in Nankin Township, now Westland, Michigan, on October 10, 1929, at the age of 85, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident seven years earlier in which his wife Mary died.

He is buried in Detroit Memorial Park East in Warren, Michigan.

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