"Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Paul Robeson on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Paul Robeson on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Paul Robeson on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Paul Robeson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Paul Robeson on John Lennon
"You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too."
"As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this."
"In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East."
"I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population."
"I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States."
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