George Haven Putnam Quotes


8 George Haven Putnam quotes:



"An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution."
"Could Washington himself speak, would he cast the blame of that sectionalism upon us, who sustain his policy, or upon you who repudiate it?"
"John Brown's effort was peculiar. It was not a slave insurrection."
"Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."
"The eagerness to cast blame on old England in the one case, and on New England in the other, does not disprove the sameness of the two things."
"We have been so trying to convince them from the very beginning of our organization, but with no success."
"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is, that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us."
"Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves."



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