Wendell Phillips

1811 - 1884

A Quote by Wendell Phillips on vigilance and liberty

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Speech before the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in 1852 (frequently misattributed to Thomas Jefferson).

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on politics and religion

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on defeat and education

What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on community, slavery, and universe

No matter whose the lips that would speak, they must be free and ungagged. The community which dares not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on community, slavery, and universe

The community which does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: speech, 1863

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on change, christ, christianity, conflict, creation, earth, god, history, science, scientists, and truth

The paleontological evidence before us today clearly demonstrates ordered progressive change with the successive development of new faunal and floral assemblages through the changing epochs of our earth's history. There should be no real conflict between science, which is the search for truth, and Christ's teachings, which I hold to be truth itself. It is only when scientists remove God from creation that the Christian is faced with an irreconcilable situation.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Sheba's Buried City

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on god and majorities

One on God's side is a majority.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Speech, Nov. 1, 1859.

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on responsibility

Responsibility educates.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips

Revolutions are not made; they come.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Speech, Jan. 28, 1852.

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips

Revolutions never go backward.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Speech, Feb. 12, 1861.

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