Wendell Phillips Quotes

40 Wendell Phillips quotes:

"What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action"
Author: Phillips Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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."
"To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship."
"Responsibility educates."
"Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories."
Author: Phillips Quotes Category: History Quotes
"The labor movement means just this: It is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth."
"Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment."
"Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms."
"Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government."
"Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies."
"We live under a government of men and morning newspapers."
"Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator."
"The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living."
"Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion."
"Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage."
"Power is every stealing from the many to the few."
"Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them."
"The heart is the best reflective thinker."
"What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better."
"Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people."

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