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Wendell Phillips Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Wendell Phillips Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

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Responsibility educates.
- Wendell Phillips

To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
imitation is not discipleship.
- Wendell Phillips

The keener the want the lustier the growth.
- Wendell Phillips

 

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
- Wendell Phillips

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips


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Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth
filtered through the moods,
the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
- Wendell Phillips

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is
preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress.
- Wendell Phillips

One on God's side is a majority.
- Wendell Phillips

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep,
but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Wendell Phillips

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.
- Wendell Phillips

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
- Wendell Phillips

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm,
living public opinion.
- Wendell Phillips

Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

What the Puritans gave the world was not thought,
but action.
- Wendell Phillips

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection:
they have many friends and few enemies.
- Wendell Phillips

Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips

The heart is the best reflective thinker.
- Wendell Phillips

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
- Wendell Phillips

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
- Wendell Phillips

Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.
- Wendell Phillips

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
- Wendell Phillips

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

You can always get the truth from an American statesman
after he has turned seventy,
or given up all hope of the Presidency.
- Wendell Phillips

What is defeat? Nothing but education.
Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Wendell Phillips

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty;
power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion,
let it crack.
- Wendell Phillips

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.
- Wendell Phillips

Today it is not big business that we have to fear.
It is big government.
- Wendell Phillips

Aristocracy is always cruel.
- Wendell Phillips

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
- Wendell Phillips

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow,
and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
- Wendell Phillips

Every step of progress the world has made has been
from scaffold to scaffold,
and from stake to stake.
- Wendell Phillips

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life;
men of no principle,
but of great talent; and men of no talent,
but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
- Wendell Phillips

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser


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