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Gerrit Smith Quotes
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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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The way for a young man to rise is
to improve himself in every way he can,
never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
- Abraham Lincoln

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Never trust anyone completely but God.
Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
- Lawrence Welk

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

We must trust our own thinking.
Trust where we're going.
And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller

How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?
- Mary Renault

Trust in yourself.
Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

Trust is a great force multiplier.
- Tom Ridge

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living.
It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built.
Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith

Never trust sheep.
- Ryan Stiles

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself,
encourage me to grow.
- Cher

Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
- Eliza Cook

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
- Stephen King

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

You can't trust anybody with power.
- Newt Gingrich

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right.
He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer

If we really want to be full and generous in spirit,
we have no choice but to trust at some level.
- Rita Dove

Don't trust anyone over 30.
- Pat Boone

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
- W. C. Fields

I repeat...
that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise;
that from the people and for the people all springs,
and all must exist.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You have got to discover you, what you do,
and trust it.
- Barbra Streisand

When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts -
that's when I get in trouble.
- Angelina Jolie

Trust in God - she will provide.
- Emmeline Pankhurst

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
- Finley Peter Dunne

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become,
the stronger you become, and the happier you become.
- Gisele Bundchen

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman

The Ought-To Need-To Tango:
I am racked with the guilt and the pain of I should,
and I ought, and I can't, but I must.
I can't rest; I can't sleep; I'm just not understood,
and I hate that the world is unjust.
I have work; I have woes; I have troubles for life;
but I don't have a ME that I trust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust not to much to appearances.
- Virgil

I have to trust what I do and then do it.
- Ednita Nazario

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman,
but no angel.
- Doris Lessing


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