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Brief author info: Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) American abolitionist, orator, reformer.
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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.
The republic which sinks to sleep, trusting to constitutions and machinery, to politicians and statesmen, for the safety of its liberties, never will have any.
One on God's side is a majority.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
The best use of good laws is to teach men to trample bad laws under their feet.
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.
The reformer is careless of numbers, disregards popularity, and deals only with ideas, conscience, and common sense. He feels, with Copernicus, that as God waited long for an interpreter, so he can wait for his followers.
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