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Robert Toombs Quotes and Sayings

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The door of conciliation and compromise is finally
closed by our adversaries,
and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with
the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom.
- Robert Toombs

Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and
abroad in our War of Independence;
therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government.
- Robert Toombs

I very much regret, in appearing before you at your request,
to address you on the present state of the country,
and the prospect before us, that I can bring you no good tidings.
- Robert Toombs

This position of this Northern party brought about the troubles of 1850,
and the political excitement of 1854.
- Robert Toombs

 

The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles.
- Robert Toombs

Conflicting commercial regulations of the different
States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade;
hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

In 1790 we had less than eight hundred thousand slaves.
Under our mild and humane administration of the system
they have increased above four millions.
- Robert Toombs

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Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States -
no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for
their section of the Republic.
- Robert Toombs

They all agree, they are all unanimous in Congress,
in the States, on the rostrum, in the sanctuary -
everywhere they declare that slavery shall not go into the Territories.
- Robert Toombs

The basis, the corner-stone of this Government,
was the perfect equality of the free,
sovereign, and independent States which made it.
- Robert Toombs

Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion -
it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.
- Robert Toombs

They demanded a monopoly of the coasting trade,
in order to get higher freights than they could get
in open competition with the carriers of the world.
- Robert Toombs

They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations,
upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations,
and special favors to none.
- Robert Toombs

Mr. Tyler acquired Texas by voluntary compact,
and Mr. Polk California and New Mexico by successful war.
- Robert Toombs

The principles and policy of these Presidents were
marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship,
promoting the highest interests of the Republic.
- Robert Toombs

There were thousands of abolitionists who were free traders.
- Robert Toombs

We can to-day open wide the history of their administrations
and point with pride to every act,
and challenge the world to point out a single act stained
with injustice to the North,
or with partiality to their own section.
- Robert Toombs

We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it;
our forbearance has been construed into weakness,
our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood,
as well as the defence of our rights,
is required at our hands.
- Robert Toombs

The North understand it better - they have told us
for twenty years that their object was to pen up slavery
within its present limits -
surround it with a border of free States,
and like the scorpion surrounded with fire,
they will make it sting itself to death.
- Robert Toombs

The instant the Government was organized,
at the very first Congress, the Northern States evinced
a general desire and purpose to use it for their own benefit,
and to pervert its powers for sectional advantage,
and they have steadily pursued that policy to this day.
- Robert Toombs

We had a large common domain, already added by the
several States for the common benefit of all;
purchase and war might make large additions to this common domain;
hence the power over existing and future territories,
with the stipulation to admit new States,
was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary,
one would have supposed the North would have been content,
and would have at least respected the security and
tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren;
but such is not human nature.
- Robert Toombs

Peace and commerce with foreign nations could be more
effectually and cheaply cultivated by a common agent;
therefore they gave the Federal Government the sole
management of our relations with foreign governments.
- Robert Toombs

Those who tell you that the territorial question is an abstraction,
that you can never colonize another territory without the African slavetrade,
are both deaf and blind to the history of the last sixty years.
- Robert Toombs

When we acquired California and New-
Mexico this party,
scorning all compromises and all concessions,
demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them,
and all other acquisitions of the Republic,
either by purchase or conquest, forever.
- Robert Toombs

Neither these statesmen nor their constituents sought
in any way to use the Government for the interest of
themselves or their section,
or for the injury of a single member of the Confederacy.
- Robert Toombs

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Knowledge of what is, does not open
the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Make a conscious choice to live
a serene and stress-free life.
Stress is always waiting just outside your door
like a vicious wild-dog.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God enters by a private door into each individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stress is always waiting
just outside your door
like a vicious wild-dog.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
- Emo Phillips

When you follow your bliss... doors will open
where you would not have thought there would be doors,
and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
- Kyle Chandler

Reality is a sliding door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

When a man opens a car door for his wife,
it's either a new car or a new wife.
- Prince Philip

Shock is still fun.
I won't ever shut the door on it.
- Nicolas Cage

It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

By increasing the size of the keyhole,
today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.
- Peter Ustinov

Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war,
in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues
and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war.
- Jan Schakowsky

During my career several people have tried to push me out the door...
Nobody has succeeded yet.
- Ferdinand Piech

A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy
so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason.
- Harold S. Geneen

I can ski out of my back door.
- Merlin Olsen

Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St.
Bernard coming in through the cat door.
- Jeff Foxworthy

A lot of Playmates look like Playmates,
but I look so girl-next-door and wholesome.
- Karen McDougal

The funniest thing happened in one of my first scenes.
In the beginning Emma was really arrogant and punk
and in every scene she would slam the door when she walked in or out.
- Dannii Minogue

What, nephew, said the king, is the wind in that door?
- Thomas Malory


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