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It has always been a great wrong that these men and
by Robert Dale Owen

It has always been a great wrong that these men and
their families should be held in bondage.
- Robert Dale Owen

They feel assured, as to yourself, that if the option remain with you,
it is but a question of time and of form when and how
a proclamation of emancipation will be issued.
- Robert Dale Owen

We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time.
- Robert Dale Owen

Men ever follow willingly a daring leader:
most willingly of all,
in great emergencies.
- Robert Dale Owen

 

It is idle to await unanimity.
- Robert Dale Owen

Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony
an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another,
I cannot legally, but I can morally,
divest myself.
- Robert Dale Owen

It is within your power at this very moment not only
to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship,
but, as the instrument of the Almighty,
to restore to freedom a race of men.
- Robert Dale Owen

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Property in man, always morally unjust,
has become nationally dangerous.
- Robert Dale Owen

Men acquiesce in a thousand things, once righteously and boldly done,
to which, if proposed to them in advance,
they might find endless objections.
- Robert Dale Owen

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential.
But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right,
and leaves the consequences to God.
- Robert Dale Owen

Boldness and decision command, often even in evil,
the respect and concurrence of mankind.
- Robert Dale Owen

Property that endangers the safety of a nation should
not be suffered to remain in the hands of its citizens.
- Robert Dale Owen

Can you look forward to the future of our country and
imagine any state of things in which,
with slavery still existing, we should be assured of
permanent peace? I cannot.
- Robert Dale Owen

The dangers which threaten us are twofold:
First,
from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose
earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
- Robert Dale Owen

If, amid the multitude of contending counsel,
you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself,
you have shrunk from the vast responsibility,
afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong,
what wonder?
- Robert Dale Owen

How few, since the foundation of the world,
have found themselves in a position environed with
public perils so numerous,
oppressed with responsibilities so high and solemn,
as yourself!
- Robert Dale Owen

Fulfill - you can far more than fulfill -
the brightest anticipations of those who,
in the name of human freedom, and in the face of threats
that have ripened into terrible realities since,
fought that battle which placed you where you now stand.
- Robert Dale Owen

In the due exercise of your official power,
in strictest accordance with law and the Constitution,
you can deprive the enemy of that which,
above all else, has given, and still gives him,
aid and comfort.
- Robert Dale Owen

The people are forbidden to give aid and comfort to rebels.
What of a government that has the power to cut off
from aid and comfort all the rebels of the South and fails to exercise it?
- Robert Dale Owen

After voluntary exertions on the part of our people
to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel,
is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground,
to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
- Robert Dale Owen

And I hereby distinctly and emphatically declare that I consider myself,
and earnestly desire to be considered by others,
as utterly divested, now and during the rest of my life,
of any such rights, the barbarous relics of a feudal,
despotic system.
- Robert Dale Owen

In days when the public safety is imminently threatened,
and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act,
we owe frank speech, above all other men,
to him who is highest in authority.
I shall speak to you as man to man.
- Robert Dale Owen

There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it,
which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem
the nation in this its darkest hour:
one only;
I know of no other to which we may rationally trust
for relief from impending dangers without and within.
- Robert Dale Owen

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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