Posts Tagged ‘Wendell Phillips’

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.
   —  Wendell Phillips
On This Day In:
2016 Trying To Ignite Ice
2015 Or Increasingly Unwilling To Pay For…
2014 Returning Time
2013 Gentle Invitation
2012 Pleading The Insanity Defense
2011 Graduations And Conservatives
The Big Sin

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When you have convinced thinking men that it is right, and humane men that it is just, you will gain your cause.  Men always lose half of what is gained by violence.  What is gained by argument, is gained forever.
  —  Wendell Phillips
[Until circumstances change.  Then it’s all back up for grabs…  —  KMAB]
On This Day In:
2013 Look Up
2012 Count Me In
2011 Pirates Four, Three Songs
Sir Charles
Look First, Not Last
2010 Par-a-diddle

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Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is a much higher and truer courage.

—  Wendell Phillips

[I am not sure the first part is true, but I agree that most times you have more time to consider the long term effects of your moral decisions / actions and so a lack of courage becomes easier to rationalize.  —  KMAB]


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