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Wendell Phillips Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wendell Phillips.

To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
imitation is not discipleship.
- Wendell Phillips

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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.
- Wendell Phillips

Responsibility educates.
- Wendell Phillips

What the Puritans gave the world was not thought,
but action.
- Wendell Phillips

 

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
- Wendell Phillips

You can always get the truth from an American statesman
after he has turned seventy,
or given up all hope of the Presidency.
- Wendell Phillips

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm,
living public opinion.
- Wendell Phillips

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Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep,
but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Wendell Phillips

Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth
filtered through the moods,
the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
- Wendell Phillips

Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.
- Wendell Phillips

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
- Wendell Phillips

What is defeat? Nothing but education.
Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Wendell Phillips

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
- Wendell Phillips

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.
- Wendell Phillips

Every step of progress the world has made has been
from scaffold to scaffold,
and from stake to stake.
- Wendell Phillips

The heart is the best reflective thinker.
- Wendell Phillips

If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion,
let it crack.
- Wendell Phillips

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
- Wendell Phillips

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection:
they have many friends and few enemies.
- Wendell Phillips

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is
preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress.
- Wendell Phillips

Today it is not big business that we have to fear.
It is big government.
- Wendell Phillips

Aristocracy is always cruel.
- Wendell Phillips

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
- Wendell Phillips

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

The keener the want the lustier the growth.
- Wendell Phillips

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow,
and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
- Wendell Phillips

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.
- Wendell Phillips

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
- Wendell Phillips

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty;
power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

One on God's side is a majority.
- Wendell Phillips

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.
- Wendell Phillips

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield


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