Wendell Phillips

Politician

1811 – 1884

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Who was Wendell Phillips?

Wendell Phillips was an American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator and lawyer.

Famous Quotes:

  • What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.
  • Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor.--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
  • One on God's side is a majority.
  • Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion.
  • Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
  • If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
  • What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
  • Responsibility educates.
  • The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
  • Revolutions are not made, they come.

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Born
Nov 29, 1811
Boston
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Boston Latin School
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard Law School
Died
Feb 2, 1884
Boston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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