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William Lloyd Garrison
December 12, 1805 - May 24, 1879
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - and I will be heard!

   

You can not possibly have a broader basis for government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights.

   

We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!

   

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.

   

Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?

   

That which is not just is not law.

   

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice... I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.

   

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.

   

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.

   

Our country is the world - our countrymen are all mankind.

   

Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.

   

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.

   

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.

   

My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.

   

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