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Gerrit Smith Quotes and Sayings

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I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.
- Gerrit Smith

My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source -
from favor and grace of God.
- Gerrit Smith

Let us tell our legislators in advance,
that this is a right, restraints on which,
we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to
restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
- Gerrit Smith

I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely
unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
- Gerrit Smith

 

I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
- Gerrit Smith

I believe that government is for the use of the people,
and not the people for the use of the government.
- Gerrit Smith

I prefer, in a word, the republican system,
because it comes up more nearly to God's system.
- Gerrit Smith

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Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is,
and not with any theory of it.
- Gerrit Smith

But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
- Gerrit Smith

True, permanent peace can never be restored,
until slavery, the occasion of the war,
has ceased.
- Gerrit Smith

As this is the first time I have had the floor,
it may be well for me now to confess,
that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause,
that the authority and influence of proslavery,
especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
- Gerrit Smith

I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals.
- Gerrit Smith

Let the poor man count as his enemy,
and his worst enemy,
every invader of the right of free discussion.
- Gerrit Smith

The poor North has much to do with slavery.
It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
- Gerrit Smith

Our political and constitutional rights,
so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man,
asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.
- Gerrit Smith

There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves
to be tenacious of the right of free discussion.
I mean the poor.
- Gerrit Smith

To no human charter am I indebted for my rights.
- Gerrit Smith

God cannot approve of a system of servitude,
in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power -
of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is,
and not by what you tell us it will,
or may be.
- Gerrit Smith

To say, that Capt.
Ingraham violated the rights of Turkey,
is nonsense.
- Gerrit Smith

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage,
and also to the reading and studying of His word.
But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
- Gerrit Smith

The only ground on which a neutral State can claim
respect at the hands of belligerents is,
that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.
- Gerrit Smith

Truth and mercy require the exertion -
never the suppression,
of man's noble rights and powers.
- Gerrit Smith

But, although America cannot be justly charged with
violating the rights of Turkey,
Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America.
- Gerrit Smith

There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit,
as well as the young and vigorous.
- Gerrit Smith

It, sometimes, suits the slaveholders to claim,
that their slavery is an exclusively State concern;
and that the North has,
therefore, nothing to do with it.
- Gerrit Smith

I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean,
that I would not have gone to a 3 o'clock in the morning session,
for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.
- Gerrit Smith

When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery,
he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home,
amongst his new thoughts, doctrines,
and modes of reasoning.
- Gerrit Smith

But as well may you, when urging a man up-hill with
a heavy load upon his back,
and with your lash also upon his back,
tell him, that be has nothing to do either with the load or the lash.
- Gerrit Smith

I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people
are the slaves and property of their government.
I believe that government is for the use of the people,
and not the people for the use of the government.
- Gerrit Smith

It is not to be disguised, that a war has broken out
between the North and the South.
- Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace:
but the peace,
which they would effect, is superficial,
false, and temporary.
- Gerrit Smith

The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as
the first Allied correspondent to reach the city.
- Wilfred Burchett

First of all, we haven't always welcomed immigrants.
- Samuel P. Huntington

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed.
But when we are silent, we are still afraid.
So it is better to speak.
- Audre Lorde

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere,
the drama, holding the mirror up to nature,
by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker

That should be our test regarding immigrants.
Those who come to America to tear it down or live off
of others should not be welcomed.
- Marvin Olasky

Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club,
my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.
- Annette Funicello

It made a big difference to my match stamina.
I couldn't imagine I would have been so energetic during the match -
it really gave me a welcomed extra boost!
- Vladimir Kramnik

Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth,
what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?
- Dorothy L. Nolte

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people;
everywhere governments have forced and are forcing
Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
- Arthur Keith

Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend
in the process of shaping a global political pattern
and has been widely welcomed by the international community
as it reflects the common interests and aspiration
of the overwhelming majority of countries.
- Li Peng

People in the world can never imagine the length of
days to those in asylums.
They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event
that might give us something to think about as well as talk of.
- Nellie Bly

When the Chinese first came to San Francisco,
they were actually welcomed by the mayor and they had
special ceremonies for them-again this is when their colony was very small,
only a few Chinese.
- Iris Chang

When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm,
I little thought that I would ever visit it,
never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of
the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation.
- Seamus Heaney

From the happy expression on their faces you might
have supposed that they welcomed the war.
I have met with men who loved stamps,
and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
- Margot Asquith

It took me way beyond what I knew, into places of which I was totally scared,
but as I became less frightened, I welcomed new ways
of thinking and approaching something.
It made me an infinitely richer person,
and I think a better musician.
- Yo-Yo Ma

New situations requiring closer contact with the rabbit
had been gradually introduced and the degree to which
these situations were avoided,
tolerated, or welcomed, at each experimental session,
gave the measure of improvement.
- Mary C. Jones

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police
because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
- Ilie Nastase

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is
wearing his hair below his collar will make him no
less identifiable as a policeman.
- Thurgood Marshall

I decided that if the police couldn't catch the gangsters,
I'd create a fellow who could.
- Chester Gould

We're not anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- Al Sharpton

When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real:
the truths of the police are the truths of today.
- Jacques Prevert

While there are many wonderful police investigators
out there doing some very fine work,
the majority of the time it is not brains that catches serial killers.
- Pat Brown

Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?
- Ramsey Clark

In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand
the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing
crime and drugs and improving public safety.
- Jim Ramstad

The police had already found the cartridges and the
rifles and the bag in the Texas School Depository and within a half an hour,
those facts were known.
- John Sherman Cooper

With Stewart International Airport located here,
the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility
to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area.
- Sue Kelly

There was a military police brigade with over 3,400
soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission -
prisoner-of-war operations -
was finished.
- Janis Karpinski

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

I promise you a police car on every sidewalk.
- Marion Berry

Actually I ran away from school when I was 13.
No one could find me, and the police were called.
I was just hiding in a little thicket of grass at my school,
and went to sleep.
- Zhang Ziyi

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time,
faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
- Albert Camus

I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening.
That was it.
I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
- Bryan Adams

What do you mean you have my children at the police
station? Why are my kids at the police station?
- O. J. Simpson

We were like heroes, to stand there and observe the police,
and the police were scared to move upon us.
- Bobby Seale

On one occasion in 1987 the security police came looking
for me because of a drawing that I'd published.
- Jonathan Shapiro


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