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!
It was deemed a disgrace not to get drunk at Christmas; and he was regarded as lazy indeed, who had not provided himself with the necessary means, during the year, to get whisky enough to last him through Christmas.
People have nannies and big cars, and they want to go to Maui for Christmas. When there ar...- Amy Sherman-Palladino
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, ...- Calvin Coolidge
I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play And mild and sweet the...- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One Christmas my father kept our tree up till March. He hated to see it go. I loved that.- Mo Rocca
I love Christmas. Frosty the Snowman, peace on Earth and mangers, Salvation Army bell ring...- Mo Rocca
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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