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Gerrit Smith quotes: We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is, and not by what you tell us it will, or may be. 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 quotes: I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God's system. I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God's system.
Gerrit Smith quotes: I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric. I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
Gerrit Smith quotes: But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts. But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
Gerrit Smith quotes: I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families. I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
Gerrit Smith quotes: True liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations. True liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations.
Gerrit Smith quotes: There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor. 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 quotes: I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society. I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.
Gerrit Smith quotes: My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God. My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God.
Gerrit Smith quotes: To no human charter am I indebted for my rights. To no human charter am I indebted for my rights.
Gerrit Smith quotes: The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash. The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
Gerrit Smith quotes: True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased. True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased.
Gerrit Smith quotes: Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it. Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.
Gerrit Smith quotes: Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers. Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.