Wendell Phillips Quotes

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Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government. -Wendell Phillips
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The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. -Wendell Phillips
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What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better. -Wendell Phillips
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To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship. -Wendell Phillips
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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. -Wendell Phillips
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We live under a government of men and morning newspapers. -Wendell Phillips
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Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. -Wendell Phillips
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You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency. -Wendell Phillips
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Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics. -Wendell Phillips
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What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind. -Wendell Phillips
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What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action -Wendell Phillips
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Aristocracy is always cruel -Wendell Phillips
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How prudently we proud men compete for nameless graves, while now and then some starveling of late forgets himself into immortality -Wendell Phillips
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Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator. -Wendell Phillips
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Power is every stealing from the many to the few. -Wendell Phillips
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Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism -Wendell Phillips
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Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies. -Wendell Phillips
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Christianity is a battle, not a dream -Wendell Phillips
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Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people -Wendell Phillips
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Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress -Wendell Phillips
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If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack -Wendell Phillips
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Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage. -Wendell Phillips
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The Puritan did not stop to think; he recognized God in his soul, and acted. -Wendell Phillips
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The heart beats louder and the soul hears quicker in silence and solitude. -Wendell Phillips
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Every government is always growing corrupt. -Wendell Phillips
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My advice to a young man seeking deathless fame would be to espouse an unpopular cause and devote his life to it. -Wendell Phillips
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Great political questions stir the deepest nature of one-half the nation, but they pass far above and over the heads of the other half. -Wendell Phillips
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What gunpowder did for war, the printing press has done for the mind. -Wendell Phillips
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When I want to find the vanguard of the people I look to the uneasy dreams of an aristocracy and find what they dread most. -Wendell Phillips
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How prudently most men creep into nameless graves, while now and then one or two forget themselves into immortality. -Wendell Phillips
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Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people. -Wendell Phillips
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Republics exist only on tenure of being agitated. -Wendell Phillips
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Republics exist only on the tenure of being constantly agitated.... There is no republican road to safety but in constant distrust. -Wendell Phillips
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No class is safe unless government is so arranged that each class has in its hands the means of protecting itself. That is the idea of republics. -Wendell Phillips
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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. -Wendell Phillips
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It is only liquid currents of thought that move men and the world -Wendell Phillips
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Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains. -Wendell Phillips
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The labor movement means just this: It is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth. -Wendell Phillips
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Health lies in labor, and there is no royal road to it but through toil. -Wendell Phillips
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