"Like Deltas, Violets must be individually selected. You cannot grab a handful without damaging some of them. They cannot be roughly picked or picked in a hurry . . . Like Deltas, the Violet is not the kind of flower that shows off its fullest beauty standing alone, but is naturally gregarious and looks best in natural clusters . . . However, like Deltas, the Violet can stand alone and still reflect beauty . . . Like Deltas, despite the violet's that has passed its allotted time for blooming retains the dignity and coloration that bespeaks its exclusive culture . . ."
- Soror Marie Johnson
The Delta Girl
"The Delta girl is one who has been given the opportunity of education and broad development: she is one who has enjoyed the privileges of culture and selected environment . . . It is pleasing to a heartfelt depth to see her not as self centered, not desirous of selfish power, not wanting the plaudits of people, not wanting glory - but with a purpose which directs her activities and all that she may control toward lifting somebody else . . . "
- Soror Mary McLeod Bethune
A Word To The Wise
"Many are called . . . But F E W , are chosen."
- Matthew 22:14