Top 37 Wendell Phillips Quotes of 2020

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“What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.”

― Wendell Phillips

“What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.”

― Wendell Phillips

“What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.”

― Wendell Phillips

“The heart is the best reflective thinker.”

― Wendell Phillips

“What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.”

― Wendell Phillips

“To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.”

― 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

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

― Wendell Phillips

“Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.”

― 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

“Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.”

― 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

“Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.”

― Wendell Phillips

“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

“We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.”

― Wendell Phillips

“The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Aristocracy is always cruel.”

― Wendell Phillips

“If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.”

― Wendell Phillips

“One on God’s side is a majority.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Christianity is a battle not a dream.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.”

― Wendell Phillips

“The keener the want the lustier the growth.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Responsibility educates.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Power is every stealing from the many to the few.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion.”

― Wendell Phillips

“If there is anything in the universe that can’t stand discussion, let it crack.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.”

― 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

“Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.”

― 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
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