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Wendell Phillips Quotes

Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.

Aristocracy is always cruel.

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.

Christianity is a battle not a dream.

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

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

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.

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.

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

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

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

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.

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

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

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

One on God's side is a majority.

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

Power is every stealing from the many to the few.

Responsibility educates.