African American Quotations

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1546. Let a Secretary of Peace be appointed.

Benjamin Banneker, 1731-1806 Inventor

1547. The entire world will be living on borrowed time until peace is finally made secure, and if that is to be accomplished, it will be only the UN that can do it.

Ralph Buncho, 1904-1971 Statesman

1548. Peace, it's wonderful! Aren't you glad?

Father Divine, 1879-1965 Religious leader

1549. If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

Marvin Gaye, 1939-1984 Singer and Composer

1550. We defeat oppression with liberty. We cure indifference with compassion. We remedy social injustice with justice. And if our journey embodies these lasting principles, we find peace.

Patricia Roberts Harris, 1924-1985 U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

1551. I hope never to be at peace. I hope to make my life manageable, and I think it's fairly manageable now. But, Oh, I would never accept peace. That means death.

Jamaica Kincaid, 1949- Writer


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