Wendell Phillips Quotes

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

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

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

Wendell Phillips

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

Wendell Phillips

Responsibility educates

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

Christianity is a battle not a dream.

Wendell Phillips

Revolutions are not made; they come.

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

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

Wendell Phillips

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism

Wendell Phillips

Political convulsions, like geological upheavings, usher in new epochs of the world's progress.

Wendell Phillips

Write on my gravestone: "Infidel, Traitor."--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.

Wendell Phillips

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