Gerrit Smith Quotes

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Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers. -Gerrit Smith
I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals. -Gerrit Smith
There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor. -Gerrit Smith
Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion. -Gerrit Smith
But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts. -Gerrit Smith
I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric. -Gerrit Smith
I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government. -Gerrit Smith
I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families. -Gerrit Smith
I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God's system. -Gerrit Smith
I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society. -Gerrit Smith
Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it. -Gerrit Smith
The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash. -Gerrit Smith
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