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Gerrit Smith Quotes

Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.
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Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.

— Gerrit Smith

God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power - of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.

— Gerrit Smith

I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals.

— Gerrit Smith

When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning.

— Gerrit Smith

My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God.

— Gerrit Smith

We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is, and not by what you tell us it will, or may be.

— Gerrit Smith

Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.

— Gerrit Smith

I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean, that I would not have gone to a 3 o'clock in the morning session, for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.

— Gerrit Smith

The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.

— Gerrit Smith

I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.

— Gerrit Smith

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