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Ida B. Wells Quotes and Sayings

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Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and
murder a single individual,
so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
- Ida B. Wells

The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been
more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.
- Ida B. Wells

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom,
the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
- Ida B. Wells

The Afro-American is not a bestial race.
- Ida B. Wells

 

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when
the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when
the negro woman is the accusing party.
- Ida B. Wells

The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character
nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect
himself against the white man or become his rival.
- Ida B. Wells

The white man's dollar is his god, and to stop this
will be to stop outrages in many localities.
- Ida B. Wells

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The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants,
and the very foundation of government,
law and order, are imperilled.
- Ida B. Wells

The negro has suffered far more from the commission
of this crime against the women of his race by white
men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.
- Ida B. Wells

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

There is nothing we can do about the lynching now,
as we are out-numbered and without arms.
- Ida B. Wells

The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got
away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense.
- Ida B. Wells

The Afro-American is thus the backbone of the South.
- Ida B. Wells

The people must know before they can act,
and there is no educator to compare with the press.
- Ida B. Wells

The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears,
toes, and fingers, strips off flesh,
and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
- Ida B. Wells

Our country's national crime is lynching.
It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury,
or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
- Ida B. Wells

The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.
- Ida B. Wells

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more
sinned against than sinning,
and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so.
- Ida B. Wells

Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization
spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place.
The emergency no longer existing, lynching gradually
disappeared from the West.
- Ida B. Wells

I came home every Friday afternoon, riding the six
miles on the back of a big mule.
I spent Saturday and Sunday washing and ironing and
cooking for the children and went back to my country
school on Sunday afternoon.
- Ida B. Wells

In fact, for all kinds of offenses -
and,
for no offenses - from murders to misdemeanors,
men and women are put to death without judge or jury;
so that,
although the political excuse was no longer necessary,
the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.
- Ida B. Wells

The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been
avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote,
the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied
and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
- Ida B. Wells

I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have
little or no school training should have something
coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple,
helpful way...
so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things
that concerned our people.
- Ida B. Wells

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this,
and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American
people to a demand for justice to every citizen,
and punishment by law for the lawless,
I shall feel I have done my race a service.
- Ida B. Wells

Although lynchings have steadily increased in number
and barbarity during the last twenty years,
there has been no single effort put forth by the many
moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put
a stop to this wholesale slaughter.
- Ida B. Wells

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear.
- Earl Derr Biggers

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

Let us all be brave enough
to die the death of a martyr,
but let no one lust for martyrdom.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse,
front its blows with brave hearts.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be brave if you lose and meek if you win.
- Harvey Penick

The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black,
were the ultimate sacrifice.
- Marion Berry

I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life.
My perception of hardships is now completely different.
I'm not whining and moaning inside as much.
- Ione Skye

This is all about a media war that continues to rage
between the old and new media.
Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans
are caught in the crossfire.
- Joe Scarborough

Brave men are brave from the very first.
- Pierre Corneille

When you are new to the business, you think if you
give a really bad performance,
that's one they will print.
You will be judged.
You just have to be brave.
- Robbie Coltrane

I don't know why I'm saying I'm brave.
- Diane Sawyer

The crucial task of old age is balance:
keeping just well enough,
just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly
honest enough to remain a sentient human being.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

Washington and the elder Napoleon.
Both were brave men; both were true men;
both loved their country and dared to expose their
lives for their country's cause.
- Matthew Simpson

Take chances, make mistakes.
That's how you grow.
Pain nourishes your courage.
You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I think laughter may be a form of courage.
As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh,
and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
- Linda Ellerbee

Men, we don't need you to be a knight in shining armor.
We just need you to be a little bit brave,
just a little bit.
And some of them are, and that's what he does.
- Virginia Madsen

I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.
- Alain Prost

Whither depart the souls of the brave that die in the battle,
Die in the lost, lost fight, for the cause that perishes with them?
- Arthur Hugh Clough

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
- Barry Mann

Never was a miser a brave soul.
- George Herbert

You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made
a Second Marriage in my house;
favored old barren reason from my bed,
and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
- Omar Khayyam

It took a brave editor in the U.S.
to sign a contract for Dancing Girls,
and without her belief in the book, I'm not sure it
would ever have found its way into print.
- Louise Brown

Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
- Euripides

We become just by performing just action,
temperate by performing temperate actions,
brave by performing brave action.
- Aristotle

Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

If I were brave enough to say so, I'd like to think
that I had written some poems that people are not going to forget.
- Peter Davison

The brave deserve the lovely - every woman may be won.
- Charles Godfrey Leland

The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
- John Gay

I'm not funny.
What I am is brave.
- Lucille Ball

I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase
considerably in the coming years and that scientists
will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out.
- Peter Garrett

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I'm excited about being here in an organization that I grew up rooting for...
I'm excited about being an Atlanta Brave and pitching in Game 1.
- Tim Hudson


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