Fleeing Slavery, Trying Violence
Once some potent event evokes before your eyes the invisible thing, there is no way to m ake yourself blind again.
-- Joseph Conrad, Collected Letters
Those who deny freedom to others do not deserve it themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
-- Abraham Lincoln, to H. L. Pierce, April 6, 1859, in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Jefferson's belief that error was to be tolerated so long as truth can combat it is replaced by the idea that a stone or a brick-bat thrown from the hand of a mob is a short and improved method of introducing truth within the human skull.
--Petition of citizens of Monroe, Monroe, Oneida, and Onandago Counties, New York, 1835, in Niles' Register, October 3, 1835
I thank you for the Squash seed, none of which have come up.
-- Mary Grimké to her daughters Sarah and Angelina, April 14, 1838, in Weld-Grimké Letters