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Wendell Phillips Quotes
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- Revolutions are not made; they come. A revolution is as natural a growth as an oak. It comes out of the past. Its foundations are laid far back.
- The best use of laws is to teach men to trample bad laws under their feet.
- Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
- What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.
- One on God's side is a majority.
- Every man meets his Waterloo at last.
- Whether in chains or in laurels, Liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
- Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
- Revolutions never go backward.
- Aristocracy is always cruel.
- Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers.
- Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
- If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
- Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.
- It is only liquid currents of thought that move men and the world.
- Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Politics is but the common pulse-beat, of which revolution is the fever-spasm.
- 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 heart is the best reflective thinker.
- To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.
- 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.
- Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
- 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.
- We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
- What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
- What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Write on my gravestone: 'Infidel, Traitor.', infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
- 'It's just what Wendell Phillips said,' she declared. ''The Puritan's idea of hell is a place where everybody has to mind his own business.'' Mrs. Ware in Chapter II of the novel The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic, 1896.
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