About Wendell Phillips:
Wendell Phillips was an American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator and lawyer.
The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
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.
The heart is the best reflective thinker.
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.
Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
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.
We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
One on God's side is a majority.
If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
The labor movement means just this: it is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.