Benjamin Banneker - Quotes

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Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners. ---->>>

The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers. ---->>>

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties. ---->>>

Were there no uniforms, there would probably be no armies. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I have no influence with the rising generation. All my arguments have failed to induce them to set bounds to their wants. ---->>>

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. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: November 9, 1731
Birthplace: Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, British America
Die: October 9, 1806
Occupation: Scientist

Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was a free African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African American woman and a former slave, Banneker had little formal education and was largely self-taught. He is known for being part of a group led by Major Andrew Ellicott that surveyed the borders of the original District of Columbia, the federal capital district of the United States (wikipedia)