Quotes by Benjamin Banneker

Were there no uniforms, there would probably be no armies.
- Benjamin Banneker
The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
- Benjamin Banneker
Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
- Benjamin Banneker
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I have no influence with the rising generation. All my arguments have failed to induce them to set bounds to their wants.
- Benjamin Banneker
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
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
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
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