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Wendell Phillips
November 29, 1811 - February 2, 1884
Nationality: American
Category: Activist
Subcategory: American Activist

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.


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


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


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


Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.


One on God's side is a majority.


Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.


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.


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


Responsibility educates.


Power is every stealing from the many to the few.


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


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


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


The heart is the best reflective thinker.


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


Christianity is a battle not a dream.


We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.


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


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


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