There is not a man beneath the canopy of Heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him.
The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
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