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Wendell Phillips Quotes

Brains and character rule the world. The most distinguished Frenchman of the last century said: Men succeed less by their talents than their character. There were scores of men a hundred years ago who had more intellect than Washington. He outlives and overrides them all by the influence of his character.
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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.

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Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.

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

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What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.

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Aristocracy is always cruel.

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The paleontological evidence before us today clearly demonstrates ordered progressive change with the successive development of new faunal and floral assemblages through the changing epochs of our earth's history. There should be no real conflict between science, which is the search for truth, and Christ's teachings, which I hold to be truth itself. It is only when scientists remove God from creation that the Christian is faced with an irreconcilable situation.

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The man who, for party, forsakes righteousness, goes down; and the armed battalions of God march over him.

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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.

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It is but the littleness of man that seeth no greatness in trifles.

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The work resembles a breech delivery-one which is expressed in rhythmic lurches, stabs of phrase and vocal ornamentation designed to express agitation rather than decorative grace.

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