William Lloyd Garrison Quotes

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William Lloyd Garrison Quotes

Gradualism in theory is perpetuity in practice.
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My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.

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

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That which is not just is not law.

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

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No man shall rule over me with my consent. I will rule over no man.

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Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen - but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

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What shall be said, then, of those who insist upon ignoring the question of slavery as not involved in this deadly feud, and maintain that the only issue is, the support of the government and the preservation of the Union? Surely, they are "fools and blind"; for it is slaveholders alone who have conspired to seize the one, and overturn the other. As long as the enslavement of a single human being is sanctioned in the land, the curse of God will rest upon it.

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It [slavery] has exercised absolute mastery over the American Church ... With the Bible in their hands, her priesthood have attempted to prove that slavery came down from God out of heaven. They have become slaveholders and dealers in human flesh.

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I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.

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A man's country is the world.

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Let Southern oppressors tremble-let their secret abettors tremble-let their Northern apologists tremble-let all the enemies of the persecuted blacks tremble.

— William Lloyd Garrison

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