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    Were there no uniforms, there would probably be no armies.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    Standing at my door, I heard the discharge of a gun, and in four or five seconds of time, after the discharge, the small shot came rattling about me, one or two of which struck the house; which plainly demonstrates that the velocity of sound is greater than that of a cannon bullet.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    tags: time 
     
    I have no influence with the rising generation. All my arguments have failed to induce them to set bounds to their wants.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    tags: influence 
     
    Let a Secretary of Peace be appointed.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    tags: peace 
     
    I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    tags: gratitude  universe  race 
     
    It is the indispensable duty of those, who maintain for themselves the rights of human nature, and who possess the obligations of Christianity, to extend their power and influence to the relief of every part of the human race from whatever burden or oppression they may unjustly labor under.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    Never abandon your vision. Keep reaching to further your dreams.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    tags: vision  dreams 
     
    Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    tags: despair  courage  neglect 
     
    The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
    — Benjamin Banneker
    tags: power  mind  strength 
     
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