Facts about Wendell Phillips

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Wendell Phillips was a famous Activist from USA, who lived between November 29, 1811 and February 2, 1884. He/she became 72 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Wendell, under the main topics: Dad, Government.

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Famous quotes by Wendell Phillips (34)


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"To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places"
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"Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors"
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"Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government"
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"Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress"
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"Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms"
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"If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause"
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"To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places"
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"Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake"
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"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few"
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"Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics"
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"Aristocracy is always cruel"
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"To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship"
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"Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment"
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"Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage"
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"Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them"
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"The keener the want the lustier the growth"
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"The heart is the best reflective thinker"
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"Responsibility educates"
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"The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living"
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"Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies"
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"Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains"
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"Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories"
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"Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise"
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"Christianity is a battle not a dream"
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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"
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"The labor movement means just this: it is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth"
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"Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion"
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"If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack"
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"Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people"
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"Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism"
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"We live under a government of men and morning newspapers"
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"Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator"
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"Power is every stealing from the many to the few"
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"One on God's side is a majority"


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