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Robert Dale Owen Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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It is idle to await unanimity.
- 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

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

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

We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

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


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