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I believe we are going to have to prepare ourselves for the difficult and patient task of outgrowing rigid and intransigent nationalism, and work slowly towards a world federation of peaceful nations. How will this be possible? Don't ask me. I don't know. But unless we develop a moral, spiritual, and political wisdom that is proportionate to our technological skill, our skill may end us.

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Quote Author: Esther Eggertsen Peterson

Esther Eggertsen Peterson

Esther Eggertsen Peterson

Esther Eggertsen Peterson (December 9, 1906 - December 20, 1997) was a lifelong consumer and women's advocate.

She was Assistant Secretary of Labor and Director of the United States Women's Bureau for President John F. Kennedy, Special Assistant for Consumer Affairs under Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter, Vice President for Consumer Affairs at Giant Food Corporation, and president of the National Consumers League.

She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 and was named a delegate the UN as a UNESCO representative in 1993.

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