Wendell Phillips - Quotes

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To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.

To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind. ---->>>

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics. ---->>>

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise. ---->>>

Responsibility educates.

Responsibility educates.

What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better. ---->>>

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. ---->>>

Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake. ---->>>

The labor movement means just this: it is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth. ---->>>

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.

The heart is the best reflective thinker. ---->>>

Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator. ---->>>

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors. ---->>>

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion. ---->>>

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. ---->>>

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after. ---->>>

Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people. ---->>>

Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government. ---->>>

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies. ---->>>

To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.

To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism. ---->>>

You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency. ---->>>

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them. ---->>>

Power is every stealing from the many to the few. ---->>>

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms. ---->>>

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action. ---->>>

Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains. ---->>>

Aristocracy is always cruel. ---->>>

Christianity is a battle not a dream. ---->>>

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause. ---->>>

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress. ---->>>

One on God's side is a majority. ---->>>

If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack. ---->>>

The keener the want the lustier the growth. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: November 29, 1811
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Die: February 2, 1884
Occupation: Activist
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Wendell Phillips (November 29, 1811 – February 2, 1884) was an American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator, and attorney.(wikipedia)