The church of this country is not only indifferent to the wrongs of the slave, it actually takes sides with the oppressors…. For my part, I would say, welcome infidelity! Welcome atheism! Welcome anything! in preference to the gospel, as preached by these Divines! They convert the very name of religion into an engine of tyranny and barbarous cruelty, and serve to confirm more infidels, in this age, than all the infidel writings of Thomas Paine, Voltaire, and Bolingbroke put together have done!
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.
A cult is a religion with no political power.- Tom Wolfe
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you ha...- Clint Eastwood
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice ma...- Reinhold Niebuhr
Power is being told you are not loved and not being destroyed by it.- Madonna
First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and c...- Anne Rice
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
People are asking me about the race problem…. I know of no race problem. The great problem that confronts the American people to-day is a national problem — whether this great nation of ours is great enough to live up to its own convictions, carry out its own declaration of independence, and execute the provisions of its own constitution.
|Death:||20th February, 1895|
|Profession:||Abolitionist, Author, Diplomat, Editor|
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