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!
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.
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left th...- Carla Gordon
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.- Mark Twain
The nice thing about self-love is that it's hardly ever unrequited.- Solomon Short
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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